The Female Reproductive System
Over the course of the years we have illustrated both the female and male reproductive anatomy. They have been used largely for patient education and health education.
The female reproductive system includes the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, vagina, vulva, mammary glands and breasts. The female also facilitates the fertilisation of the egg by sperm after sexual intercourse and supports the development of offspring during pregnancy and infancy.
The uterus or womb hosts the developing foetus, and also produces vaginal and uterine secretions that passes the male’s sperm through the fallopian tubes.
The ovaries produce the female’s egg cells. The ovaries are oval shaped and measure 3cm x 1.5 cm x 1.5cm and located in the lateral wall of the pelvis region called the ovarian fossa. They are are not attached to the fallopian tubes but to the outer layer of the uterus via the ovarian ligaments.