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Female reproductive system

Learning objectives

After completing this study unit you will be able to:

  1. Name the female reproductive organs and learn how they are grouped.
  2. Understand the functions of each organ and the system as a whole.

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The female reproductive system consists of the internal and external reproductive organs. The former consist of the ovaries, uterine tubes, uterus, and vagina, while the latter comprise the vulva and clitoris. The functions of this entire system are numerous, including the hormone-induced sexual maturation, gestation, and sexual pleasure.

This video tutorial will introduce you to the reproductive system of humans, with the emphasis on the female reproductive system in its second part.

To improve your understanding of female reproductive system terminology, take a closer look at some commonly used roots, prefixes and suffixes in the video below which covers terminology of the urogenital system. 

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Go through our atlas to identify the organs of the female reproductive system and learn their relationships with each other.


Key points about the female reproductive system
Internal genitalia Organs: Ovary, uterine tube, uterus, vagina
Formation and development of ova, production of estrogen and progesterone, implantation of embryo, fetal development
External genitalia Ograns: Vulva, clitoris
Sexual reproduction, sexual sensation, urination

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