Female Reproductive System

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Female Reproductive System female reproductive system - ovaries develop more slowly than testes clitoris/labia majora made from same embryonic structures as penis/scrotum in males granulosa cells secrete estrogen to start menstrual cycle and development of female secondary sexual characteristics at puberty progesterone - hormone that maintains the accessory sex organs (fallopian tubes, uterus, vagina) female accessory organs - fallopian tubes (uterine tubes, oviducts) - transport ova from ovaries to uterus cervix - neck of the uterus, leads to vagina endometrium - lining of uterus, shed during menstruation menstrual/estrous cycles - females born w/ 1 million follicles (each w/ ovum) primary oocytes - ova halts in prophase I menstrual cycle - lasts about a month, follicular/luteal phase separated by ovulation follicular phase - follicles stimulated to grow o 1 matures to become Graafian follicle o primary oocyte creates secondary oocyte and polar body
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