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female reproductive system

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Definition : The female reproductive system is made up of the internal and external sex organs that function in reproduction of new offspring.

In the human, the female reproductive system is immature at birth and develops to maturity at puberty to be able to produce gametes, and to carry a foetus to full term.

The internal sex organs are the uterus, Fallopian tubes, and ovaries.

The uterus or womb accommodates the embryo which develops into the foetus.

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.

Pathology

- anomalies of the female genital system
- diseases of the female genital system
- tumors of the female genital system