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Anatomy Monday: Female Reproductive System

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They can do amazing things!

Women’s bodies create more humans.

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May 22, 2017

Human Default

Did you know that the female anatomy is the human “default” for reproductive development? It is the SRY gene on the male Y chromosome that directs the development of male anatomy. In its absence (where there is instead 2 X chromosomes), female anatomy will develop.

 

 

May 15, 2017

Cervix

The cervix is a protective barrier between your uterus and the outside world. Here, there is a “transition zone” in which the outer layer of cells begin to develop characteristics similar to those of skin cells and where the virus HPV likes to infect.

**HPV infection can develop into cervical cancer – vaccination is a life saver!!!!**

 

 

 

May 8, 2017

Uterus

During pregnancy, the uterus grows from the size of a pear to the size of a watermelon. By about 6 weeks after delivery, it will return back to its original size.

 

 

May 1, 2017

 

Ovaries

The ovaries are not directly connected to the fallopian tubes. Instead, the ovaries release an unfertilized egg into the female periteneum and it then makes its journey down the fallopian tube to the uterus.

 

 

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