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The Science Journal of the Lander College of Arts and Sciences

Abstract

This paper explores the many mechanisms of how stress influences ovulation. For ovulation to occur, there needs to be a series of hormones released in a specific order, and in a specific amount. This paper will discuss the various type of stress a person can experience, and which specific reproductive hormone each different type of stress disrupts. This paper will also bring proof as to how each hormone is disturbed, and by which mechanism it is disrupted. There has not been one main mechanism that has been found thus far, therefore, it is important to take into consideration the various routes that stress can take to disturb ovulation. Understanding the various mechanisms is important in finding a way to treat women with menstrual or ovulatory dysfunction.

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