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Animation: Reproductive System of the Human Female

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>> The female reproductive system consists of the ovaries, oviducts, uterus, and vagina. The ovaries produce eggs, or ova, in a process called oogenesis. Each month an egg develops within a follicle and is released into one of the oviducts, a process called ovulation. In the oviduct, the egg may be fertilized by a sperm cell. The fertilized egg starts to develop and implants in the wall of the uterus, where it will mature. Ovulation occurs about every 28 days in a regular cycle called the ovarian cycle. Hormones coordinate the ovarian cycle with monthly changes in the uterus, termed the menstrual cycle. The start of the menstrual cycle is defined by the beginning of a woman's menstrual period. The lining of the uterus, called the endometrium, breaks down, and blood cells and mucus are expelled through the vagina. This process is called menstruation, and it usually lasts for the first three to five days of the menstrual cycle. The endometrium, again thickens in preparation for a possible pregnancy.
>> The female reproductive system consists of the ovaries, oviducts, uterus, and vagina. The ovaries produce eggs, or ova, in a process called oogenesis. Each month an egg develops within a follicle and is released into one of the oviducts, a process called ovulation. In the oviduct, the egg may be fertilized by a sperm cell. The fertilized egg starts to develop and implants in the wall of the uterus, where it will mature. Ovulation occurs about every 28 days in a regular cycle called the ovarian cycle. Hormones coordinate the ovarian cycle with monthly changes in the uterus, termed the menstrual cycle. The start of the menstrual cycle is defined by the beginning of a woman's menstrual period. The lining of the uterus, called the endometrium, breaks down, and blood cells and mucus are expelled through the vagina. This process is called menstruation, and it usually lasts for the first three to five days of the menstrual cycle. The endometrium, again thickens in preparation for a possible pregnancy.