Mature female egg cell
› At puberty you will have approximately 300,000 eggs
Only 400 or so will mature
› Each month during ovulation 1 egg cell is released into fallopian tube.
Hollow muscular passage leading from the uterus to the outside of the body
› Birth Canal
Location where sperm enters the body
Walls of vagina are elastic allowing it to expand during childbirth
Narrow base of the uterus.
During childhood cervix expands to let baby pass from uterus to vagina.
Pair of small almond sized organs located a few inches below the waist.
2 important roles
› Produce Estrogen & Progesterone
› Produce and release mature egg cells
Born with all the eggs you will need entire life.
Pear shaped organ located between ovaries and behind bladder.
Location where fertilized egg will implant and grow.
Lining of the uterus
Thickens before menstruation preparing for implantation
If egg is not fertilized, lining will break down and be discharged from the body
Two small tubes that carry the released egg from the ovary to the uterus.
Tiny fingerlike projections sweep egg towards the uterus
Usually where fertilization occurs
Outer and inner folds of skin on each side of vagina
Helps to reduce infection