Female Reproductive System

Learning Objectives

When completing this chapter, the learner will be able to do the following:

  • Identify the anatomy of the female reproductive system
  • Describe the main functions of the female reproductive system
  • Spell the medical terms of the female reproductive system and use correct abbreviations
  • Identify the medical specialties associated with the female reproductive system
  • Explore common diseases, disorders, and procedures related to the female reproductive system

Introduction to Female Reproductive System

This chapter examines the structure and function of how the female reproductive system operates. The female reproductive system functions to produce gametes and reproductive hormones. In addition, the female reproductive system supports the developing fetus and delivers it to the outside world. The female reproductive system is located primarily inside the pelvic cavity. The female gonads are called ovaries, and the gamete they produce is called an oocyte.

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