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What is period for?

By Zaira Salvador.
Last Update: 03/16/2018

During the menstrual cycle and thanks to the action of female sex hormones, ovarian follicles develop in the ovaries and the walls of the uterus (endometrium) become thick enough for an embryo to nest.

After ovulation, if there is no fertilization between egg and sperm or implantation of the embryo, the endometrium is shedded and eliminated in the form of menstruation. In this way, a new menstrual cycle can begin.

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 Zaira Salvador
Zaira Salvador
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)
License: 3185-CV
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI) License: 3185-CV.
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