|Internal reproductive organs of human female|
|Gray's||subject #266 1254|
|Artery||ovarian artery, uterine artery|
|Lymph||lumbar lymph nodes|
Ovaries have two purposes:
- Produce female sex hormones resulting in puberty
- Produce ova (also called "egg cells"), which are the female reproductive cells.
During menstruation, an ovum is released from the ovary to be fertilised. Ovaries have a certain number of eggs in them, so when eggs stop being released, this is the start of the menopause. During this time, female hormones stop being produced.
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