Diagram of sperm deposits near cervix. This chapter should be cited as follows:
Thus far, only a superficial description of what happens during a menstrual cycle has been given:
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This can provide the force necessary for overcoming the attraction between sperm and epithelium Ho and Suareztranny domination ; Suarez and Ho2
This type of sperm movement is thought to be predominantly passive, resulting from coordinated vaginal, cervical, and uterine contractions.
Theoretically, sperm could be released from the reservoir either through loss of binding sites on the epithelium or by alterations in the sperm themselves.
Mammalian sperm capacitation and fertilization in vitro:
LH triggers the chromosomes of the egg to separate and thereby prepares the egg genetically for fertilization.
Prostaglandins and trace elements also have hormone-dependent cyclical variation in the cervical mucus during the menstrual cycle.
The corpus luteum manufactures this progesterone over a very limited time.
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