# ovulation is necessary for the production of progesterone > However, ovulation is also important as the process that leads to production of the menstrual cycle’s second important hormone—progesterone. It is the latter meaning of ovulation, having to do with the process of releasing an egg and the production of progesterone that is key, I believe, for women’s health.[[(Prior, 2014)#^wi6jp]] - If not ovulating - no corpus lute to produce progesterone - Tf uterus has to contract twice as hard to shed the lining endometrium?