Fig. 14. A schematic representation of the central response to stress that results in the activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal endocrine axis and in the suppression of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis. See text for details. (Ferin M: Clinical review 105: Stress and the reproductive cycle. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 84:1768, 1999; used by permission of The Endocrine Society.)