Reproductive System

Female Reproductive System

What are the steps of oogenesis?

Oogenesis is the production of ova (eggs) in the ovaries. The process begins during fetal development. Meiosis I occurs prior to birth, and then development of the primary oocytes is suspended until puberty. The secondary oocyte is released at ovulation in response to hormonal secretions. If fertilization occurs, meiosis II resumes and an ovum is formed.


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