A structure called the reti ovary is located next to the ovary and is very difficult to see with the naked eye.

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An important component of the female reproductive system may have been overlooked. Research into the reti ovary, an ovarian supplement that was previously dismissed as useless, suggests that it may have an important role after all.

“We think it’s regulating the timing or rate of ovulation,” he says. Blanche Capel at Duke University in North Carolina. “It can control how many. [ovarian] Follicles are activated within a…