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which hormones are involved in the female reproductive system?

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Dr. Philip Chenette
37 years experience Fertility Medicine
Pituitary and ovary: The pituitary hormones FSH and LH stimulate follicle growth in the ovary. The follicle responds by producing estrogen in the first two weeks of the cycle, and Progesterone in the last two weeks. Other pituitary hormones for the breast and thyroid, as well as adrenal hormones play minor roles in reproduction.
Answered on Jan 4, 2017
Dr. Neeoo Chin
39 years experience Fertility Medicine
Many: Estrogen is produced usually when an egg is developing at the beginning of the reproductive cycle, responding to a FSH elevation from the pituitary. Then the LH surge occurs causing ovulation, which then produces Progesterone to help maintain implantation if pregnancy occurs.
Answered on Jan 15, 2015

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