Functions of the Female Reproductive Organs
|1. Vagina||a. Passageway of menstrual flow
b. Female organ for coitus; receives male penis
c. Passageway for the fetus during birth
|2. Uterus||a. Houses and nourishes fetus until sufficiently mature to function outside the mother’s body
b. Uterine muscles propels fetus outside.
|3. Fallopian Tube||a. Provides passageway for ovum as it travels from ovary to uterus.
b. Site of Fertilization.
|4. Ovaries||a. Endocrine glands that secrete estrogen and progesterone.
b. Contain ova within follicles for maturation during the woman’s reproductive life.