What causes ovulation?

Dr. Jeffrey J. Hunter, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrician & Gynecologist)

Though the process is quite intricate, basically ovulation occurs when the body's hormones trigger the ovaries to release an egg for fertilization. Jeffrey Hunter, MD, from West Valley OB/GYN, explains in this video.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiologist (Heart Specialist)

Ovulation occurs in response to two hormones—luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH).  Watch the animation to learn more about ovulation.


Continue Learning about Women's Health

Women's Health

Women's Health

Did you know that women are more likely to seek medical care than men? Sexual health needs, like pregnancy and contraception, often necessitate early visits to a doctor. But as we age, various health issues affect women more than ...

men, including depression, weight problems, and certain types of arthritis.In order to maintain your health and wellness, make sure you get an annual checkup.

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