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Reproductive Physiology, Endocrinology, and Infertility

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Ferning of cervical mucous depends upon: (LQ)



A LH
B FSH

C Progesterone
D Estrogen

Ans. D

Estrogen

1. Estrogens promote development of the secondary sexual characteristics in females and cause uterine growth, thickening of the vaginal mucosa, thinning of the cervical mucus, and development of the ductule system of the breasts.

2. The presence of normal secondary sexual characteristics implies that estrogen production was adequate in the past.

3. The current estrogen status can be estimated by pelvic examination.

4. The presence of a moist, rugae vagina with copious, clear, thin cervical mucus that can be stretched and that exhibits arborization or "ferning" when spread on a slide is strong evidence of adequate estrogen production.

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