P3- The Female Reproductive System
Vagina- This is a female sex organ and during sexual intercourse it receives the penis, it is also a passageway for blood during menstruation and a birth canal during labour.
Cervix- This allows the flow of menstrual blood from the uterus during intercourse. It also provides support to the uterus as it is made from strong muscles.
Uterus- This is a hallow muscular organ that is located in the female pelvis between the bladder and the rectum. It also holds a developing foetus until when it is ready to be born. It is also the where implantation of a fertilised egg takes place to grow and develop.
Fallopian tube- this connects the ovaries to the uterus and each month when an egg is released it travels down the Fallopian tube from the ovaries into the uterus.
Ovary- This is a female reproductive organ and they are located in the pelvis and there is one each side of the uterus. The function of the ovaries are to produce eggs and female hormones: Progesterone and Oestrogen.
Myometrium- This is the middle part of the Uterus wall, it consists mainly of uterine smooth muscle cells. Its main function is to induce uterine contractions, which are contractions of the uterine smooth muscle.
Endometrium- This is the lining of the uterus and sheds every month. Its functions are to be a place for an embryo to implant and become nourished by its rich blood supply. It also is a lubricating film barrier to keep the uterine walls from sticking to each other.
Round ligament- this is located in the uterine horns in the parametrium. The function of it is the maintenance of the anteversion of the uterus during pregnancy. When the uterus grows during pregnancy these ligaments can stretch causing pain.
Uterine cavity- This is the hollow space inside the uterus and is one of the major structures necessary for a developing child. The function of it is the same as the uterus, containing the developing foetus.
Uterine cavity- This is the hollow space inside the uterus and is one of the major structures necessary for a developing child. The function of it is the same as the uterus, containing the developing foetus.
Fundus of the uterus- this is just the top portion of the uterus.
Fimbriae- this usually has millions of cilia that move at high speeds and catch the egg once it's released. This ensures that the mistrial cycle takes place since the egg is being directed towards the Fallopian tubes.
Fimbriae- this usually has millions of cilia that move at high speeds and catch the egg once it's released. This ensures that the mistrial cycle takes place since the egg is being directed towards the Fallopian tubes.

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