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What is fertilization?
The joining of sperm and ovum.
Where does fertilization occur?
In one of the fallopian tubes.
A mature sperm and ovum is called what?
A zygote.
How long can a sperm live inside the female genital tract?
72 hrs.
When is the ideal fertilization?
48 hrs before to 24 hrs after ovulation.
How long is the fertilization process?
7-10 days.
What happens during ovulation?
Higher thermoregulation and change in the cervical discharge.
Vaginal secretion becomes less ___ and cervical secretion becomes ___.
Acidic and thinner...to allow sperm to live, and increase motility and attract sperm for fertilization.
Where do the zygote go from the fallopian tube?
The zygote migrates to the uterus to implant on the endometrium of the uterine wall.
When does menstruation begin?
Approximately 14 days after ovulation.
What are the two portions of the uterus?
The fundus and cervix.
Where is the fundus located?
The fundus is the top portion of the uterus.
Where is the cervix located?
The cervix is the lower portion of the uterus and it serves as the opening to the vagina.