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Ovary An oval structure about the size of a walnut located within the pelvic girdle. Contains ovum, several of which will Start to mature approximatel├┐ every 28 days, once menstruation has begun. Ovaries also produce the sex hormones oestro enand rogester
follicle Tubes These are parts of the ovaries. They are the cells which surround each ovum- Under the influence of F.S.I-I, the cells help an ovum to mature. After ovulation these cells produce progesterone as well as o├Şstrogen, After ovulation the follicle cells
uterus Delicate tube structures which join into the top of the uterus. These tubes capture and transport a released ovum form the ovary to the uterus. Conception usually occurs in the fallo ian tubes.
endometrium A hollow musculat organ about the same size as a small pear. The small end of the pear-shape faces downward and projects into the to of the va ina.The uterus provides a place for a foetus to be nurtured and developed until it is ready for birth. When a ba
Cervix A specialized layer of cells which line the inside surface of the uterus. Under the influence of the sex hormones these cells grow and thicken. If an embryo implants in the uterus the endometrium will nourish and protect it in the early stages of its deve
urethral opening This is the narrow part of the uterus which join into the top of the vagina. The cervix provides a barrier to bacteria and viruses, preventing them from entering the uterus and fallopian tubes. It remains tightly closed during pregnancy then opens up to a
vaginal opening A muscular tube which runs from the uterus to the outside of the body. The walls of the vagina lie flat against each other. The vagina provides an outlet for the menstrual flow, a place where the penis deposits sperm and a passage through which a baby pas
labia minor A pea-sized organ located at the top of the vulva and covered with a fold of tissue This organ is largely responsible for the sexual response in women. When stimulated it promotes sexual arousal and readiness for penetration by the 5 male. Like the penrs
Labia majora
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