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female reproductive system

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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