The Female Reproductive System
posted by OB/GYN | March 21, 2017
Bringing a new life into the world would be impossible without the female reproductive system. The process of life begins here when a female egg cell is fertilized by a male sperm, creating a fetus and starting the nine-month cycle that eventually leads to birth. But the female reproductive system has other jobs too.
A woman’s reproductive system contains both external and internal structures, all of which serve a specific purpose. The female body goes through many changes during life, many of which occur in the reproductive system.
The external structures of the female reproductive system have two primary jobs:
The main external structures that help accomplish these tasks include:
The internal structures of the female reproductive system are suited more for reproduction than protection, because they’re already protected by many of the external structures. These internal structures include:
The female reproductive system is an important structure with an important job, and keeping it healthy is vital. If you are of childbearing age, make sure you visit your doctor regularly for screenings and to ensure you maintain good reproductive health. Your doctor can also answer any questions you have about what’s happening in your reproductive system.
“The Female Reproductive System.” Cleveland Clinic. http://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/the-female-reproductive-system
“Your Guide to the Female Reproductive System.” WebMD. http://www.webmd.com/sex-relationships/guide/your-guide-female-reproductive-system
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. You should always consult your doctor before making decisions about your health.