High School Life Science/Female Reproductive System

Female reproductive system

The females reproductive system consists of 8 identified parts witch are as follows:hymen, vagina, cervix, ovary, fallopian tubes (oviduct), uterus, muscle wall of uterus and endometrium lining.Their functions are as follows

Hymen- is a fold of skin membrane that stretches across the vagina just behind the opening
Vagina- is a passage between the uterus and the outside of the body witch stretches during childbirth
Cervix- entrance to the uterus that stretches during childbirth
Ovary- produces the egg cells and sex hormones
Fallopian tube-is a mascular tube that links the ovary to the uterus

Structure of the ovaries Two ovaries are found in the body of a normal female. A germinal epithelium is a layer surrounding the ovary(layer of cuboidal cells or epithelial cells). An ovary is devided into two; medulla and cortex. Medulla contains supportive structures eg blood vessels. As for the cortex, it consists of the follicles. A follicle is a structure that developed and mature to form ova or eggs. Ovaries are said to be containing immature follicles. A follicle for an ova(1 follicle for 1 ova)

What is a virgin It can either be a male or female who's never been involved in any sexual contact before. In females is shown physically because of the hymen. The hymen is still closely attached together before any intercostal takes place and then the hymen is torn and that person is no longer a virgin.