What are the parts of reproductive system?
The major internal organs of the female reproductive system include the vagina and uterus — which act as the receptacle for semen — and the ovaries, which produce the female's ova. The vagina is attached to the uterus through the cervix, while the fallopian tubes connect the uterus to the ovaries.
Female Reproductive System Anatomy
- Ovaries. The ovaries are a pair of small glands about the size and shape of almonds, located on the left and right sides of the pelvic body cavity lateral to the superior portion of the uterus.
- Fallopian Tubes.
- Breasts and Mammary Glands.
- The Reproductive Cycle.
- Oogenesis and Ovulation.
- Each carpel includes an ovary (where the ovules are produced; ovules are the female reproductive cells, the eggs), a style (a tube on top of the ovary), and a stigma (which receives the pollen during fertilization). The Male Reproductive Organs: A stamen consists of an anther (which produces pollen) and a filament.
- Vulvar Anatomy. The vulva is the external part of the female genitalia. It protects a woman's sexual organs, urinary opening, vestibule and vagina and is the center of much of a woman's sexual response. The outer and inner 'lips' of the vulva are called the labia majora and labia minora.
- It is the lower most part of the uterus and is made up of strong muscles. The function of the cervix is to allow flow of menstrual blood from the uterus into the vagina, and direct the sperms into the uterus during intercourse. The opening of the cervical canal is normally very narrow.
The female reproductive organs can be subdivided into the internal and external genitalia (see the images below). The internal genitalia are those organs that are within the true pelvis. These include the vagina, uterus, cervix, uterine tubes (oviducts or fallopian tubes), and ovaries.
- Reproduction is a fundamental feature of all known life; each individual organism exists as the result of reproduction. There are two forms of reproduction: asexual and sexual. In asexual reproduction, an organism can reproduce without the involvement of another organism.
- In all, a healthy female body will release these eggs over a period of 30 or so years. In exceptional cases, 2 eggs may be released at one cycle, that is how twins are born. During each cycle, one egg is released from the ovaries. It waits in the Fallopian tubes for fertilization by a sperm.
- The purpose of the menstrual period (if you mean just the part when a woman is actually menstruating) is to get rid of the lining of the uterus in the event that no child is conceived during that particular cycle. Each month, a woman's body prepares her uterus to receive a fertilized egg.
Updated: 25th November 2019