Social Studies Level 3 Unit 3 Study Guide

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1.) 3 structures that constitute the female external genitalia are:
a. Mons veneris
b. Labia majora
c. Labia minora
The mons veneris are also known as the mons pubis. The mons veneris consists of fatty tissue that lies over the pubic symphysis. Also, the mons veneris is covered with pubic hair. The labia majora forms from the fatty tissues from the mons veneris. The female external genitalia have two labia majora. It is also known as the vulva outer lips. The labia majora is also covered in hair, it varies in shape, color and size among women.

The labia minora are also known as the inner lips of the vulva. Unlike the labia majora, they are hairless. It protects the urinary and vaginal orifice. It also provides protection for the clitoris.
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Fallopian tubes
c. Ovaries
The uterus is also known as the female’s reproductive organ, “the womb.” It’s a hollow organ which consists of three layers; the perietrium, the myometrium and the endometrium layer. These three tissue layers forms the wall of the uterus. The uterus holds the developing fetus until birth.

The fallopian tubes are thin tube structures. They extend from the uterus to the ovaries. It allows the the egg to travel from the ovaries to the uterus.

The ovaries are located at the end of the fallopian tubes; each fallopian tube has one ovary attached to it. Each ovary creates and hold eggs until its released.

3.) The normal ph of vaginal secretions is 4.5 (3.8 to 4.5). The vaginas ph plays a vital role in the its health a fertility. The normal ph range for the vagina stays between 3.8 to 4.5, which is slightly acidic. When the ph increase it makes the vagina more neutral causing the bad bacteria to thrive and overgrow. Thus, causing infections. During the time of ovulation, the vagina ph should be neutral, ranging from a ph of 7 to 14. This optimizes the sperm survival thus increasing chances of conception. It the ph is too acidic the sperm wont survive which will decrease the chances of

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