The female reproductive system consists of those organs which enable a woman to produce eggs (ova), to have sexual intercourse, to nourish and house the fertilized ovum until it is fully developed, and to give birth. Unlike the male, the female sexual organs are almost entirely hidden.
The female organs are made up of the vulva, the vagina, the uterus (or womb), the fallopian tubes, and the ovaries. The breasts are also included in the reproductive system of the female because they develop to become the feeding station of the new-born baby, besides contributing to the enjoyment of sexual intercourse. The biological symbol for the female comes from the representation of the hand mirror of Venus, the Roman goddess of love and fertility.
The reproduction system uses the process of producing a new generation to continue the existence of the species by the fusion of two cells from different individuals; this is achieved in humans by the fusion of one sperm and one ovum (egg). This fusion is called "fertilization" and is achieved by sexual intercourse between a male and female or by artificial insemination. The male body is designed to allow the manufacture, storage and transfer of male sex cells (or sperm). The female body is designed to manufacture, store and release eggs (ova). The creation of human life is a miracle to behold as two tiny cells - the sperm and the ovum - fuse to form a new cell which, after fertilization, resides in the female womb. Nine months later, a fully- formed, breathing, living human being in tiny replica is born.