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The Female Reproductive System. The Female Reproductive Cell Egg ( ovum )

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1 The Female Reproductive System

2 The Female Reproductive Cell Egg ( ovum )

3 The Female Reproductive System Uterus Ovary Uterine ( Fallopian ) tube Urinary bladder Urethra Clitoris Cervix Rectum Vagina Anus

4 Vagina The vagina connects the cervix to the external genitals It is located between the bladder and rectum It functions : –As a passageway for the menstrual flow –Female organ of intercourse –As the birth canal during labor

5 Vagina

6 Cervix The cervix connects the uterus to the vagina Entrance to the uterus Dilates during pregnanc y

7 Cervix

8 Consists of blood - enriched tissue that is released each month during menstrua l cycle. Pear shaped organ about the size of your fist Houses the fetus during pregnanc y Uterus

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10 Figure 28.18c The Uterus

11 Fallopian Tubes Serve as a pathway for the ovum to the uterus Where fertiliz ation takes place

12 Fallopian Tubes

13 Produce the female reproduct ive cell, egg / ovum The follicles in the ovaries produce the female sex hormones, progester one and estrogen These hormones prepare the uterus for implantat ion for the fertilize d egg Ovaries

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15 Female Reproductive System /female_repro.html /female_repro.html


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