Female Internal Anatomy

  • Vagina: The stretchable passage that connects a woman’s outer sex organs—the vulva—with the cervix and uterus.
  • Cervix: The lower part of the uterus, with an opening connecting the uterus to the vagina
  • Uterus: A pear-shaped muscular organ where a normal pregnancy develops and where menstruation comes from.
  • Fallopian tubes: Two hollow, narrow tubes, one on each side of the uterus. These tubes help the egg cells get to the uterus.
  • Ovaries: Two grape-sized organs, one on either side of the uterus, that contain the egg cells. Ovaries also produce hormones including estrogen, progesterone and testosterone.
  • Eggs: The female sex cells. They are the largest cells in the human body and contain genetic information from the female. Girls are born with thousands of eggs. Once a girl reaches a certain point in puberty, an egg is released from the ovary into the fallopian tube approximately every 28 days (about once a month.)
Why should we use these scientific words?

It will help us:

  • respect our bodies and other people's bodies.
  • feel good about our bodies.
  • talk to parents or doctors about our bodies.