The female reproductive system consists of several external organs (on the outside of the body) and internal organs (inside the body). An enlarged drawing and other diagrams are below.
The major parts of the reproductive system are:
Vagina - canal that receives the penis during sex and serves as the birth canal during childbirth.
Uterus (womb) - hollow organ where a baby develops.
Endometrium - lining of the uterus.
Cervix - surrounds the opening from the vagina to the uterus.
Ovaries - store eggs until they mature. They also produce female hormones.
Fallopian tubes - passageways for eggs to go from the ovaries to the uterus.
Labia - the outer lips at the opening to the vagina.
If you have any questions, be sure to ask your doctor or nurse.
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