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The menstrual cycle is the female body's monthly pattern of
preparing for a possible pregnancy. The uterus grows a new lining called the
endometrium; one of the ovaries releases an egg; and then, if the egg is not
fertilized by sperm, the endometrium sheds from the uterus as a menstrual
Current as of:
February 20, 2015
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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