• The female reproductive system consists of structures that produce female gametes called eggs and secrete the female sex hormone estrogen.
  • Most of the structures are inside the pelvic region of the body.
  • The vagina has two major reproductive functions.
  • It receives sperm during sexual intercourse, and it provides a passageway for a baby to leave the mother’s body during birth.
  • The breasts are not directly involved in reproduction, but they nourish a baby after birth.
  • Each breast contains mammary glands, which secrete milk.
  • The milk drains into ducts leading to the nipple.
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