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Can someone explain what ovulation is and the process?

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Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Release of an egg

The ovaries are a collection of thousands of immature eggs.
Each month one (usually) egg matures within a small cyst. Ovulation occurs when that cyst ruptures, releasing the mature egg which can then potentially be fertilized.

In brief: Release of an egg

The ovaries are a collection of thousands of immature eggs.
Each month one (usually) egg matures within a small cyst. Ovulation occurs when that cyst ruptures, releasing the mature egg which can then potentially be fertilized.
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