Our Sexuality! Magazine Spring 2017 - Page 22


Female Reproductive System






1. Ovaries: The oval shaped glands that are located on either side of the uterus that produce the ovum (eggs) and hormones.

2. Fallopian Tubes: The narrow tubes located at the top of the uterus. The fallopian tube serves as a tunnel for the ova (egg) to travel from the ovary to the uterus.

3. Uterus: The hollow, pear-shaped organ where the fetus develops and grows until birth.

4. Cervix: The lower part of the uterus that opens into the vagina.

5. Vagina: The canal that joins the cervix to the outside of the body. The vagina is also known as the birth canal. The vagina is also used for sexual intercourse.