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Ovary

produces eggs and estrogen

estrogen

sex hormone that is released in puberty

eggs

sex cells produced by ovaries

vagina

organ that connects outside of the women's body to the uterus
creates period

urethra

long narrow tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body

fallopian tubes

transports the egg from the ovary to the uterus

uterus

a pear shaped, muscular cavity about the size of a fist. found at the top of the vagina. where baby grows

cervix

where the uterus meets the vagina.

ovulation

the releasing of the egg from the ovary

bladder

stores urine

menstrual cycle

a.k.a "period"
doesn't happen if egg is fertilized

premenstrual syndrome

mental and physical changes that occur based upon hormonal shifts.
ex: mood swings, head aches

menstrual cramps

cramp like pain that is caused by contractions of the uterus

infertility

to inability to reproduce

Pelvic Exam

annual examination by doctor to detect any problems with her reproductive system

mammogram

cancer detecting exam

fertilization

union of egg and sperm

implantation

fertilized egg is not in uterus

zygote

genetic material of the egg and sperm combined to form one cell

embryo

developing pregnancy at end of week eight

first trimester

3 months

second trimester

6 months

third trimester

9 months

pituitary gland

produces hormones that regulate growth and puberty

breech birth

baby that is born feet first

caesarean birth

c section

endometrium

the sack

vasectomy

tying off the vas deferens

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