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What do ovarian follicles do?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The follicles in ovaries contain immature eggs; each month, a follicle in one ovary releases a single egg for possible fertilization. Watch the animation to learn more about the ovaries.

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