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Birth control pill - series—Release of LH

Release of LH

Overview

The estrogen in the body causes the pituitary gland to release LH stimulating the ovary to produce a ripe egg.

Review Date 1/10/2022

Updated by: John D. Jacobson, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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