Prior to this phase, i.e. follicular phase, an ovarian follicle develops thanks to the effects of FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone). After ovulation, the ruptured follicle becomes the corpus luteum, responsible for the production of estrogen and progesterone to favor endometrial growth.
Release of eggs from ovary
By Laura García de Miguel MD, MSc (gynecologist), Óscar Oviedo Moreno MD (gynecologist), Zaira Salvador BSc, MSc (embryologist) and Sandra Fernández BA, MA (fertility counselor).
Last Update: 04/11/2018