Phases of The Ovarian Cycle: Overview from Puberty to Menopause


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The _____ phase of the ovarian cycle occurs before ovulation, when a follicle in an ovary prepares to release an egg.

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1. Where does puberty start?

2. Which phase of the ovarian cycle is commonly referred to as the 'postovulatory phase', when hormones important for reproduction are produced?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This printable, interactive worksheet/quiz combo can help you test your understanding of the progress and process of a female's ovarian phase. You'll be quizzed on information related to various phases that make up the ovarian cycle.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • How much a woman's oocyte reserve diminishes between birth and puberty
  • What's the phase prior to ovulation
  • How puberty is initiated
  • By what other term is the postovulatory phase referred
  • What brings about menopause

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allows you to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson related to the phases of the ovarian cycle
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the ovarian cycle in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the different natures and causes of the phases of the ovarian cycle and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the phases of the ovarian cycle, review the short, accompanying lesson on the subject, Phases of the Ovarian Cycle: Puberty to Menopause. The lesson focuses on the following objectives:

  • Define oocyte
  • Name and explain the two phases that make up the ovarian cycle
  • Discuss the purpose of the ovarian cycle
  • Comment on what the onset of puberty signals
  • Explain why menopause occurs