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what are 2 functions of the female reproductive system in sexual reproduction
1. produces eggs-female gamete
2. nourishes and protects fertilized eggs
which organ is responsible for making eggs
ovaries
when does a female begin making eggs
before she is born
how many eggs is a typical female born with
2 million
when do the eggs start continuing to mature
puberty
how many eggs are usually mature each month
one
what is the scientific name for a mature egg
ovum
how long does an ovum have within which to be fertilized before it dies
24 to 48 hours
which is bigger an ovum or a sperm
ovum
what is the function of the uterus during pregnancy
it holds the baby
which female organ receives the sperm during intercourse
vagina
when a baby is born, it leaves the uterus and passes through the ______ and the ________ as it leaves the mother's body.
cervix

vagina
what does the term ovulation mean
the release of an ovum from an ovary