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Female Reproduction

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when the egg leaves the ovary once a month, this is called Ovulation
When the egg connects to the sperm. we call this? fertilization
what part of the female r.s. holds the baby for about 9 months uterus
what is the part of the body that is called the birth canal? vagina
Fertilization occurs in what part of the female reproductive system? fallopian tubes
The name for the egg cell that is released out of the ovaries is called? ovum
Hormone that helps a female go through 9 months of pregnancy? progesterone
the entrance to the uterus. It opens up to 10 centimeters when a baby is being delivered. cervix
gland that holds and produces the eggs cells (ovum) ovary
hormone that helps a girl during puberty become a woman estrogen
circular fold of skin present at entrance of vagina hymen
the thick lining of the uterus endometium
when the egg cell and a small amount of blood leave the body when the egg is not fertilized. menstruation
when women in their late 40s/early 50s cannot produce an egg through ovulation anymore menopause
finger endings of the Fallopian tubes that draws in the egg from the ovary. fimbria
surgical procedure that cuts the fallopian tubes so that a female cannot have a baby. tubal ligation
Created by: kfithen