Female Reproductive System. An essential function of all living things is reproduction. Reproduction - the process by which life continues from one generation to the next.
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In humans, as in many other species, reproduction results from the union of two sex cells, one from the male and one from the female.
The system of organs involved in producing offspring
1. It produces female sex hormones and stores female reproductive cells (ova).
2. The uterus nourishes and protects the fertilized ovum from conception until birth.
Female sex glands that store the ova and produce female sex hormones.
At birth a female’s ovaries contain more than 400,000 immature eggs (ova).
The process of releasing a mature ovum into the fallopian tube each month.
The lining of the uterus (the womb). It grows and sheds each month during the menstrual cycle.
A hollow muscular pear-shaped organ inside a female’s body.
The lower part of the uterus that connects the uterus to the vagina.
A muscular elastic passageway that extends from the uterus to the outside of the body.
Shedding of the uterus lining.
(Menstruation is part of the menstrual cycle)
A cycle is counted from the first day of one period to the first day of the next period.
A time in a women’s life when her period stops.