Section 2

objectives

• Identify the major structures of the female reproductive system.

• Describe the function of each structure of the female reproductive system.

• Describe how eggs are produced.

• Summarize the stages of the ovarian cycle.

vocabulary ovary fallopian tube uterus cervix vagina vulva labium ovum ovarian cycle menstrual cycle follicular phase follicle ovulation corpus luteum luteal phase menstruation menopause figure 51-5

Ovaries are the gamete-producing organs of the female reproductive system. The uterus nurtures the fetus during pregnancy.

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