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Female Reproductive System. Page 226. How the female reproductive system works. The female reproductive system is made up of several internal and external organs Ovaries Fallopian tubes Uterus Cervix Vagina. Ovaries. Two almond shaped organs found deep in the pelvic area.

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how the female reproductive system works
How the female reproductive system works
  • The female reproductive system is made up of several internal and external organs
  • Ovaries
  • Fallopian tubes
  • Uterus
  • Cervix
  • Vagina
ovaries
Ovaries
  • Two almond shaped organs found deep in the pelvic area.
  • Ovaries produce eggs( ova)
  • All of the eggs that a female will ever have are in her two ovaries when she is born.
  • Estrogen and progesterone regulate monthly release of an egg and prepare the body for pregnancy
female hormones
Female Hormones
  • Estrogen and progesterone are produced by the ovaries that stimulates the development of female secondary sex characteristics
  • Secondary sex characteristics: Breast, Widening of the hips, Pubic hair, etc.
fallopian tubes
Fallopian Tubes
  • A tube through which an ovum moves from an ovary to the uterus.
  • Each female has 2 fallopian tubes
uterus
Uterus
  • Is a muscular organ that receives and supports the fertilized ovum
  • The uterus is located between the bladder and rectum.
  • Uterus in its natural form is the size of your fist.
cervix
Cervix
  • Is lowest part of the uterus that connects to the vagina
  • Cervix is a cup barer between the vagina and the uterus
vagina
Vagina
  • Is a muscular tube that connects the uterus to the outside of the body
  • Also known as the birth canal
menstrual cycle
Menstrual cycle
  • The average menstrual cycle last 28 days
  • Menstruation, or breakdown and discharge of the lining exit out of the vagina
  • Blood and tissue are released during menstruation. This usually last 3-7 days
ovulation
Ovulation
  • Ovulation usually occurs on the 14th day of the menstrual cycle.
  • Ovulation occurs when a mature a egg is released from the ovary and pushed down the fallopian tube.
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