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Female Reproductive System Vocabulary Ovary – Female gonad – matures sex cell (egg) at birth contains all the eggs she will ever have Produces the two major female hormones – progesterone and estrogen Woman has two; Can still reproduce if only one is working Usually releases an egg every other month – may release more – especially if fertility drugs are used.
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Ovulation The release of a mature ovum (egg) from one of the two ovaries.
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Estrogen and Progesterone – two female hormones. Female secondary sex characteristics Help regulate menstrual cycle Help egg mature Keep uterus ready for a fertilized egg Keep uterus healthy once pregnancy occurs Ovum = Egg
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Fallopian Tubes Connects the ovary to the uterus (not really connected to the ovary) about 4” long Where fertilization usually takes place Tubal ligation – cut tube to prevent the sperm from meeting the egg Many STD’s cause infection here Pelvic Inflamatory Disease Ectopic pregnancy – any pregnancy outside the uterus
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Uterus Also known as womb Where the baby develops
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