My note about which I am not sure: Secondary oocyte is arrested in the metaphase II monthly after puberty until fertilization with sperm. The following picture also satisfies my sentence: . So ...
My old question raised this new question. After reading this page I can say now that metaphase is the stage in which the second meiotic arrest occurs within oogenesis: The oocyte is arrested again ...
An exam question asked what stage of meiosis corresponds with "first meiotic arrest of oogenesis". I can't work out the answer from the wiki page - can anyone explain which step this refers to?