Test Yourself Before You Continue

1. Describe the changes that occur in the ovary and endometrium during the follicular phase and explain how these changes are regulated by hormones.

2. Describe the hormonal regulation of ovulation.

3. Describe the formation, function, and fate of the corpus luteum. Also, describe the changes that occur in the endometrium during the luteal phase.

4. Explain the significance of negative feedback control during the luteal phase and describe the hormonal control of menstruation.

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