Presenter Robert Winston describes the process of ovulation in humans. At about day 14 of the menstrual cycle, the mature egg cell is released from the ovary. This is called ovulation. The clip also includes video footage of the moment ovulation and the egg's journey along the fallopian tube.

This clip is from:
Bitesize Secondary, Science 1
First broadcast:
28 February 2008

Reproduction in humans could be explored both in terms of endocrinology and the hormonal control of processes and in terms of the cells involved. Male and female gametes, gonads and organs could be compared with those of other animals and plants and the relative processes explored.