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  • The menstrual cycle is complex and controlled by many different glands and the hormones that these glands produce.
  • The four phases of the menstrual cycle are menstruation, the follicular phase, ovulation and the luteal phase.
  • Common menstrual problems include heavy or painful periods and premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
  • Knowing when in the menstrual cycle a woman is most likely to conceive can increase the chance of pregnancy.

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Reviewed on: 14-08-2018