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female genital system

Sunday 4 February 2018


Definition : The female reproductive system (or female genital system) is made up of the internal and external sex organs that function in human reproduction.

The female reproductive system is immature at birth and develops to maturity at puberty to be able to produce gametes, and to carry a fetus to full term.

The internal sex organs are the uterus and Fallopian tubes , and the ovaries. The uterus or womb accommodates the embryo which develops into the fetus.

The uterus also produces vaginal and uterine secretions which help the transit of sperm to the Fallopian tubes. The ovaries produce the ova (egg cells).

The external sex organs are also known as the genitals and these are the organs of the vulva including the labia, clitoris and vaginal opening. The vagina is connected to the uterus at the cervix.

See also

- organ systems