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Human Reproductive System - Female

The human female has a reproductive system located entirely in the lowest part of the abdomen.

The external part of the female reproductive organs include:

  • the vulva, which means covering.
  • the labia, which means lips, are the two pairs of skin flaps that surround the vaginal opening.
  • the clitoris, a small sensory organ, located toward the front of the vulva where the folds of the labia join.

A female's internal reproductive organs include:

  • the vagina, a muscular, hollow tube that extends from the vaginal opening to the uterus. It has several functions: for sexual intercourse, as the pathway that a baby takes out of a woman's body during childbirth, and as the route for the menstrual blood (the period) to leave the body from the uterus.
  • the cervix, that connects the vagina with the uterus or womb. The cervix has strong, thick walls. The opening of the cervix is very small. During childbirth, the cervix can expand to allow a baby to pass.
  • the uterus, shaped like an upside-down pear, with a thick lining and muscular walls that contains some of the strongest muscles in the female body. These muscles expand and contract to accommodate a growing fetus and then help push the baby out during labor.

  • the fallopian tubes, two in number, each attached to a side of the uterus. Within each tube is a tiny passageway and at the other end of each tube is a fringed area that looks like a funnel.
  • the ovaries, two oval-shaped organs that lie to the upper right and left of the uterus. They produce, store, and release eggs into the fallopian tubes in the process called ovulation.


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