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What triggers ovulation and the formation of the corpus luteum?

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Dr. Roger Duvivier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
An LH surge: The release of a large amount of the hormone LH (lutenizing hormone) from the pituitary gland is believed to be the trigger for ovulation and the subsequent formation of a corpus luteum.

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