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Anatomy: The Female Reproductive System

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female reproductive system
Welcome to the female reproductive system! We’re going to explore our reproductive system, including our vulva, vagina, and uterus. By the end of our exploration, you will have a basic understanding of the approximate location, size, shape, and the functions of each part.

By becoming more familiar with the your body and anatomy, you will gain a better understanding of your reproductive and menstrual health.

For many girls this may be your first time seeing your genitals and that’s okay! Don’t be afraid to look and learn about your body. Use a mirror, touch, and feel. It is your own body! But if you don’t feel comfortable doing that, that’s okay too. follow along in whichever way you feel comfortable.

So let’s begin our exploration! Grab a mirror, get yourself some real privacy, and take the time to explore your body. At any time if you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments section.

On the right we see where the female reproductive system is located in our body.

Learn & Explore
The Vulva

Vulva 
The vulva is everything you see on the outside. This includes: the pubic hair, outer labia, inner labia, clitoris, clitoral hood, and vaginal opening.

The Vagina

Vagina
Located inside the body, the vagina is a flattened muscular tube connected to the uterus. The vagina is highly elastic and serves many purposes.

The Hymen

hymen_square
The hymen is a stretchy tissue that surrounds or partially covers the vaginal opening.

The Uterus

uterus_square
Located in your lower abdomen, the uterus is about the size of your fist and is connected to many other reproductive parts.

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About Dedy Wong

Dedy lives in Vancouver, BC and is a 2014 graduate of the University of British Columbia with a B.A. in Psychology. She is the blogger, writer, photographer, and tester for all the reviews and articles on the blog.Her menstrual cycle is around 35 to 40 days long and she has tried just about everything from menstrual cups to reusable pads.

15 comments

  1. hi, im 28 years of age and single. i’ve been in 3 relationship in my past. i dont have any contact with my 1st boyfriend. been in 11 years with my 2nd ex-BF he was the first, you know what i mean :) but we are not that active. Not until with my 3rd BF my recent BF, we’re together for 4 months now, planning to get married, and to have a baby. but sad to share im a PCOS, i tried and browsed already and had all check ups done and some laboratories. then i came up in your site, i tried computing my fertile periods, im listing all the posible fertile periods, i hope this is it. this site gave me big HOPE. please help me pray. Thank you so much.

  2. Hi, I have had my period for about 2 years but I’m still not regular. I was just wondering if this is normal or if something could be wrong?

    • Hi Vivianna,

      Can you describe what you are experiencing?

      If you have serious concerns about your menstrual cycle, I suggest you consult with your medical provider.

      Your friend,
      -Dedy
      The Period Blog

  3. please am 23 but haven’t started menstruating and when I went to the hospital, the doctor told me its a hormonary issue thus lack of iron in my body and I was put on secure contraceptive for which when I reached the brown pills, my menses came but if I don’t take the pills it won’t come, please what should I do and can I have babies?

  4. Maybe so
    I was influenced

  5. Could you write an article about periods, cravings, mood and swings

  6. Do you think
    I’m normal

  7. Well
    Why did I start maturing boobs from the age of 6 and hair under arm at around 7 or 8

    I tried the vaginal canal experiment
    Well it was a little painful at first

    And l pee alot in one day and I don’t have much to drink

  8. hi there i i have found that I have a hole in the left side of my vaginal wall and I don’t know what to do with it.

  9. Nice introducation

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