Updated 16 April, 2007
To understand female reproduction and the diseases of the female reproduction organs, it is important to understand their basic structure. It is especially important to understand the structure known as the endometrium.
Menstruation is a very important indicator of the function and condition of the female reproductive organs.
Menstruation occurs due to the unique lining ( mucus membrane) that covers or line the cavity inside the womb.
This mucus membrane is so unique that it has it's own scientific name "The Endometrium".
This lining constantly changes it's thickness and appearance during the menstrual cycle. It's appearance and function is under direct control of the female hormones (estrogen and progesterone).
For a discussion and illustration about these changes visit "Menstruation".
It is important to first understand the basic structure of the female organs.
We will illustrate and discuss the basic structure later in this page.
It is important to note that the uterus is a mobile organ, It can accommodate the contents of the bladder by changing its position ( a full bladder easily pushes it backwards). In the same manner bowel movements are accommodated.
Female Organs sub-topics:
"The Fallopian Tubes",