Ask the Health Educator: Ovulation

Question from July 24, 2013

i need answer to my questions about ovulation



Ovulation is the point in a female’s menstrual cycle when she releases an egg (or eggs) from her ovary. For most females, an egg is released about once a month, but the exact day of the release will vary from person to person. If a young woman has unprotected sex around the time of her ovulation and she is not on a form of birth control, she runs the risks of becoming pregnant. If she does not become pregnant, the egg will be absorbed and leaves the body during menstruation (her period).

I hope that this answers your question about ovulation. If it does not, please ask another question or contact a Health Educator at one of our Teen Matters locations.

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