Menstrual Glossary A to Z


Release of a mature egg from one of the two ovaries. Occurs approximately midway between the menstrual cycle. The egg is released into the Fallopian tube, where it is available for fertilization.

Ovulation is the second phase of the menstrual cycle, with Follicular being phase one, and Luteal being phase three.

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