What is the anatomy of a female body?


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The anatomy of a female body represents the structure of the body and parts of a female. Some distinct features of the human female anatomy include fully developed mammary glands, ovaries, uterus, and broader and larger pelvic bones.

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The design of the female anatomy allows for fertilization of sperm and egg, bearing of children, childbirth and production of milk. The female reproductive system consists of ovaries, fallopian tubes and the uterus, cervix and vagina. An ovary is present at the end of each fallopian tube, which forms the connection between the ovary and uterus. The ovaries produce a limited number of egg cells that mature by the time of onset of puberty. The ovary usually releases one egg cell each month till the woman reaches menopause, between the ages 45 to 55.

A released egg cell waits in the fallopian tube for fertilization. A fertilized egg cell passes through the fallopian tube and implants in the walls of the uterus. The reproductive system expels an unfertilized egg through menstruation, which is the shedding of the uterine lining. The uterus is a hollow, pear-shaped organ that leads to the vagina through a narrow channel called the cervix.

The female breast consists of mammary glands, adipose tissue and milk ducts. Pregnancy stimulates production of milk that is released from the body through the nipple.

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