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How the Body Works : The Menstrual Cycle

This narration describes a normal 28 day menstrual cycle. It covers the main hormones that are involved in the release of an egg from the ovary. There is a discussion about how hormones control menstruation if the egg is not fertilized and how they support pregnancy if the egg is fertilized by a sperm.


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Endometriosis reference

Occasionally endometrium can grow outside of the womb, causing a painful condition known as endometriosis. This particular video shows how a fluorescent marker is used to identify endometrial tissue, tissue that is sometimes hard to identify. The video is the view through a laparoscope and the shiny areas are endometrial tissue.

pelvic inflammatory disease reference

Pelvic inflammatory disease can cause a severely painful condition and leads to infertility. As the video describes, pelvic inflammatory disease or PID is often caused by sexually transmitted diseases such as Chlamydia or gonorrhea.