Ovulation A Sign Of Health™: Understanding Reproductive Health In A New Way

Share This Post
Share on facebook
Share on linkedin
Share on twitter
Share on email

By: Pilar Vigil MD, PhD, FACOG, Contributors: Juan Pablo del Río MD, Natalia Molina BMed, Pedro Gutiérrez MD, Carolina Lyon Nrs, Yanara Bernal Nrs, Felipe G. Serrano BSC,. MSC (2019)



This text analyzes the anatomy of ovulation and the structures involved in this process. It reviews the role of the central nervous system and its communication through the neuroendocrine axis with the gonads and endocrine glands involved in ovulation. The concept of ovarian activity in the lifetime of women, the events that occur in intrauterine life, puberty, and during the reproductive age were discussed. It analyzes the concept of the fertile window and the processes that surround it, mentioning certain biomarkers. Special relevance was given to the role of cervical mucus as a tool for recognizing ovulation. Also, the relationship between hormones and the brain is mentioned. Finally, in relation to future perspectives, we expose the need for more research in order to improve women’s health and well-being, recognizing ovulation as a sign of health.


More To Explore

FEMM White Paper

The Case for FEMM White Paper By Meghan Grizzle Fischer Research and Policy Specialist, FEMM Foundation Reviewed By Dr. Pilar Vigil, M.D., Ph.D. Fellow of

Read More »

Get the Latest from FEMM

Join our email list to read tips from women on managing fertility, the latest in hormonal science, and more.

Get the latest

Stay Connected with FEMM Health

We use cookies to give you the best browsing experience. By continuing to use this site, you consent to their use.