Describe the hormones controlling the female reproductive system. Include in your discussion the role of GnRH, FSH, LH, estrogen, and progesterone.

  

1. Describe the hormones controlling the female reproductive system. Include in your discussion the role of GnRH, FSH, LH, estrogen, and progesterone.

2. List and describe the three phases of the ovarian cycle. Include the structures and varying hormone levels involved.

3. Describe the uterine or menstrual cycle. Include a summary of the three cycles. How long does menstruation typically last? When does ovulation occur? Why is the date of ovulation often difficult to predict?

4. How do the artificially produced hormones in contraceptive pills prevent pregnancy in women who take the pills regularly as prescribed?

Assignment Expectations

Organize this essay assignment using subtitles that summarize the topic from each question above. For example, to answer Question 1, use a descriptive subtitle like the following: Hormonal Control of the Female Reproductive System.

Your essay should be approximately 2-3 pages. Answer each question under the subtitle using complete sentences that relate back to the question. Be sure to use APA formatting throughout your essay with 1-inch margins, 12-point type and double spacing throughout. Include a title page, introduction, answers to the questions with subtitles and concluding paragraph. Remember to include in-text citations within the body of the essay referencing your resources (i.e. Murray, 2014). Also, be sure to include a reference section at the end of your assignment listing all required readings and any additional resources you used to complete your essay. See the Trident guide to  APA Style, 7th edition .

Direct quotes should be limited and must be designated by quotation marks. Paraphrased ideas must give credit to the original author, for example (Murray, 2014). Direct copying from “homework help” websites will not receive credit. Once you have completed your assignment within a word document, please upload your final version to the Module 4 Case Assignment dropbox. Note your Turnitin originality score and make revisions as needed. Contact your instructor with any questions.