The Menstrual Cycle
Created by Tabria Bennerman
What is the Menstrual Cycle
Menstruation (men-STRAY-shuhn) is a woman's monthly bleeding. When you menstruate, your body sheds the lining of the uterus (womb). Menstrual blood flows from the uterus through the small opening in the cervix and passes out of the body through the vagina (see how the menstrual cycle works below). Most menstrual periods last from 3 to 5 days.
Menstrual cycle: animation
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- Your pituitary gland is stimulating your ovaries to produce ova.
- Due to the hormonal stimulation, a thick, blood-filled lining begins to develop in your uterus.
- In the middle of your menstrual cycle, ova are released from your ovaries and head towards the uterus through the fallopian tubes. Ova which are not impregnated by sperm will be destroyed and removedfrom your body. The thick, blood-filled lining in your uterus is disposed as menses. Just like this 3 picture