Female Reproductive System
The female reproductive system is information about women’s sexuality and fertility. It is also composed of several organs such as your hormones, ovaries, cervix, vagina, uterus and fallopian tubes. The structure of these organs is vital to a healthy functioning reproductive system.
The female reproductive consists of:
- Uterus – the female womb when a women is pregnant, this organ is the one that carries the baby. It is shaped similar to an upside-down pear. If you have fertility problems and have IVF done, the fertilized egg is implanted into the uterus.
- Ovaries – Inside a healthy uterus you will find two ovaries, they are the shape and size of almonds. These ovaries produce female hormones estrogen and progesterone. This is the place where eggs are stored and later released for the ovulation process.
- Fallopian tubes – are two thin tubes that are extended from the womb and connected to each ovary, one on each side. These two tubes transport the eggs from either ovary to the womb.
- Cervix – is found at the lower section of the uterus and is joined to the vagina.
- Vagina – is found on the out part of the female body. It is a muscular tube that extends from the inner cervix and womb.
The Female Menstrual Cycle
Typically a girls menstrual cycle starts around 12 or 13 years, however, some girls have their first period as early as 9 years old and others get theirs as late as 16 years. All women’s cases are different. The menstrual cycle happens every month following a 28-day cycle on average. With every passing cycle, it prepares women for a possible conception. When ovulating an egg is released from the ovary, if the egg is fertilized through its journey to the fallopian tubes it grows to develop. If the eggs are not fertilized the lining separates from the uterus and exits the body from the vagina as a period – a menstrual cycle.
When to See a Doctor:
- Period that lasts longer than 8 days or more (anything longer than 8 days is not normal)
- Irregular / Heavy periods
- Pain during and after intercourse
- Having more than one period in a one month cycle
If you are experiencing any issues with your female reproductive system problems or any of the above-mentioned issues contact Bioart fertility today! Our specialist is well trained and experienced enough to assist you with an evaluation and a possible treatment solution.