Here is a list of all the female reproductive parts and what they do.
It’s time to talk girl parts. When we study the anatomy of the female reproductive system, we study how the female body is made and how it functions. A reproductive system is how humans have sex, become pregnant and give birth. Each part of the system plays a different role, but it all works together.
Knowing how the female reproductive system functions is an important part of staying healthy, especially as your body changes during puberty. So, let’s start with the basics! Here is a list of all the female reproductive parts and how they work.
Understanding the functions of the female reproductive system is helpful, particularly when you feel that things aren’t quite right.
The external and internal organs of the female reproductive system all serve different purposes, so let’s look at each one within those groups.
Your external genitalia and adjacent body parts to protect you from infections. Here are each of their roles within the female reproductive system:
The internal reproductive organs of the female reproductive system are where conception happens and where a baby resides until it is delivered. Each month, the uterine lining builds up here and is shed if pregnancy does not occur.
You are born with all the eggs you’ll ever have! Over your lifetime, you will release about 500 mature eggs. The number of eggs that you have depends on your age. The number is actually highest before you are born!
Here’s how it happens. When you were a 20-week-old female foetus (still in your mother’s womb), you had approximately 7 million eggs. At birth, the number decreased to about 2 million. By the time you enter puberty, you have between 300,000 and 500,000 eggs. Only between 400 and 500 will ripen into mature eggs during your life.