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Female reproductive organs

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Female reproductive organs

  1. 1. Female Reproductive Organs
  2. 2. External Female Anatomy • Vulva- general term for external female sex organs • Mons pubis- fatty tissue that covers the pubic bone • Labia Majora- Two folds of skin running from Mons Pubis to below the vaginal opening, they protect the genitals
  3. 3. External Female Anatomy • Labia Minora- 2 smaller folds of skin within the labia majora • Clitoris- at the top of the Labia Minroa, central of sexual stimulation in the female • Urethra- below clitoris, opening to the bladder
  4. 4. Internal Organs • Hymen- thin ring of • Vagina- empty tissue covering the passageway leading opening of the vagina, from the vaginal divides external & opening to the uterus. internal sex organs Has 3 main functions: 1. channel for menstrual flow, 2. receptacle for the male penis during intercourse 3. birth canal
  5. 5. Internal Organs • Cervix- opening of the uterus, strongest muscle in women’s body, closed during pregnancy, open during birth • Uterus- hollow, muscular organ shaped like a pear. One main function- to protect and nourish a fetus until it is ready to live outside the womb.
  6. 6. Internal Organs • Fallopian Tubes- 2 tubes shaped like arched bridges • Ovaries- two solid egg • Carries the egg cell toward shaped structures the uterus and the sperm about the size of peach cell toward the egg cell pits. • Location for fertilization • 2 main functions- produce female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone and stores and releases the female egg cell
  7. 7. Other things you should know … • Time line: – Ages 9-12: secondary sex characteristics appear – Ages 11-14: menstrual cycle begins – Late 20’s-30’s- peak sexual urges – Ages 45-55 menopause
  8. 8. So what happens … • Menstruation: the shedding of the endometrium, aka uterine lining. • Ovulation: the act of the egg leaving the ovary • http://www.youtube.com /watch?v=nLmg4wSHdxQ

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