Female Reproductive System

Female Reproductive System - Female Reproductive System

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Female Reproductive System The organs of female reproduction include the  ovaries , two oval organs lying within the pelvic cavity,  and adjacent to them, two  Fallopian tubes.  Also known as  oviducts , the Fallopian tubes are the  passageways that egg cells enter after release from the ovaries. The Fallopian tubes lead to the  uterus  (womb), a muscular organ in the pelvic cavity. The inner lining, called the  endometrium thickens with blood and tissue in anticipation of a fertilized egg cell. If fertilization fails to occur, the  endometrium degenerates and is shed in the process of menstruation.  The opening at the lower end of the uterus is a constricted area called the  cervix.  The tube leading  from the cervix to the exterior is a muscular organ called the  vagina.  During periods of sexual  arousal, the vagina receives the penis and the semen. The sperm cells in the semen pass through 
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