Can You Ace This Female Reproductive Parts Quiz?

By: Bri O.

Can You Ace This Female Reproductive Parts Quiz?
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About This Quiz

From the dawn of time, the majestic being known as woman has baffled mankind. With the ability to form a human life and sustain it for nine months, the female reproductive system just may be the most magnificent, yet mysterious, aspect of womanhood.

Contrary to popular belief, the entire system is much more than the vagina. There are many different parts with amazing abilities. From the mons pubis, which is the part of the female anatomy where pubic hair grows, to the ovaries, this system is intricate! Of paramount importance are the previously mentioned vagina, which is only about three to four inches; the vagina leads to the cervix which is the opening that leads to the uterus and is able to house up to eight babies at a time! The "eggs" are produced in the ovaries and are led down to the uterus via the fallopian tubes.

Prior to the vast knowledge available today, there were some pretty weird beliefs about the female anatomy, such as the womb having the ability to migrate to other parts of the body. Imagine that! Despite not being able to travel at will, the female body is still absolutely fascinating and quite a wonder. But is it something you know about? Do you know the tiny parts that come together to form the female reproductive system? Let's find out.

The uterus is also known as what?
Baby sac
Bubble holder
Amniotic sac
Womb
If you've ever wondered how it's possible for the vagina to elongate during sexual activity, you can thank the uterus. When the body is sexually aroused, the bottom portion of the uterus turns itself up towards the belly bottom, making room for the vagina to stretch and grow.

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How long is the average menstrual cycle?
28 days
During each 28 day cycle, the female reproductive system undergoes a series of phases, including hormone production, thickening of the uterine lining, shedding of the uterine lining, and the releasing of a mature egg. The length of the female menstrual cycle can vary depending upon the person.
40 days
23 days
21 days

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Where is the cervix located?
At the end of the Fallopian tubes
Directly between the uterus and vagina
This organ is responsible for dividing the uterus from the vagina, as well as serving as a bridge between the two. The cervix helps facilitate childbirth by dilating during labor to be many times its resting size.
By the vulva
On top of the labia

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The average uterus takes what shape?
Triangle
Zucchini
Pear
The average uterus is about the size of a fist when there is no pregnancy present. During pregnancy, it can expand up to 500 times its original size. Fun fact: there are about 3,000 different pear varieties, all native to Asia and Europe.
Square

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Which of the following is an internal female reproductive system organ?
Ovaries
The ovaries are where eggs can be found. During menstruation, the ovaries typically release one egg per cycle.
Clitoris
Vulva
Labia

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What is the process of releasing a mature egg called?
Ovulation
After the egg leaves the ovary, it makes its way into the Fallopian tube, where it hangs out waiting to be fertilized. If it isn't fertilized, then the body continues with the menstruation cycle and sheds the uterine lining.
Menopause
Perioding
Sex

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What does P.M.S. stand for?
Premenstrual Syndrome
Premenstrual syndrome covers symptoms associated with periods, including haywire emotions and painful cramping, to name a few. Severe PMS is known as PMDD, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder.
Period Menstruation Symptoms
People Making Sex
Post Menopausal Syndrome

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When is the highest chance of pregnancy during the menstrual cycle?
During the period
Right after ovulation
The days immediately before ovulation occurs
Sperm can live for an impressive five days or more (under optimal conditions) after being ejaculated into the vagina, while an egg can live for just one after being released. This means the four days leading up to as well as the day of ovulation are the ideal times for getting pregnant or the best times to abstain from sex, depending on what you want.
Right after the shedding of the uterine line

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Hot flashes are commonly associated with what stage of the female reproductive system life cycle?
Puberty
Adolescence
Menopause
Starting as early as 45 years old, women may experience symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes, period irregularity, mood changes, and sleep problems. The most common age for menopause to occur is 51.
Peak sexual health

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Which of the following is not a part of the female reproductive system?
Prostate
The female reproductive system is made up of the vulva, clitoris, labia majora, labia minora, Bartholin's glands, vagina, uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, mons pubic, and hymen. Around 50.8 percent of the U.S. population has a female reproductive system.
Fallopian tubes
Uterus
Cervix

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What is the inner lining of the uterus called?
Endometrium
The endrometrium is the skin that builds up and sheds every month the female body menstruates. In the case of endometriosis, the uterus wall lining grows in areas of the body it should not, potentially causing serious complications.
Membrane
Lining
Epidermal

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What is a pap smear?
A procedure that collects and screens cells from the cervix
The pap smear is a recommended procedure for females starting at age 21. It's designed to check for cervix cell abnormalities that may indicate the development of cervical cancer.
An analysis of vaginal discharge
A disorder that complicates sex
A gynecological tool

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What is an ectopic pregnancy?
A successful c-section
When a fertilized egg gets stuck and implants itself in the wall of a fallopian tube
Ectopic pregnancies, if left untreated, can result in death due to hemorrhaging from a ruptured fallopian tube. Other complications include infertility and infection. Early intervention is usually successful.
When there are multiple fetuses, but some are weighing on the others
When male sperm is not required for fertilization

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How many eggs are females born with?
At least 400,000
This number greatly decreases throughout the life cycle as no additional eggs are produced. By the time menopause comes around, the ovaries usually have about 1,000 eggs left.
100,000
1,000,000,000,000
50,000

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How long is the first trimester of a pregnancy?
4 weeks
20 weeks
8 weeks
12 weeks
The second trimester takes places between weeks 13 and 27. And the third trimester takes place between the 28th and 40th weeks of pregnancy. After 8 weeks of development, the medical term for referring to the pregnancy changes from embryo to fetus.

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What attaches an embryo or fetus to the placenta?
The amniotic sac
The umbilical cord
Stem cells, which are used in innovative research, can be found in umbilical cords. Umbilical cords are usually around 20 inches long.
The womb
The mammary glands

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Where can the Bartholin's glands be found?
By the mammary glands
Near the rectum
In the armpits
On each side of the vaginal opening
These glands are responsible for producing mucus secretions that help lubricate the vagina and outer organs. This helps facilitate sexual intercourse.

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What's the fatty tissue that protects the female pubic bone called?
Fupa
Mons pubis
The mons pubis is where pubic hair grows. The body part is also called the mons veneris.
Pouch
Labia

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What does C-Section stand for?
Cramp Section
Cut Section
Cesarean Section
A C-Section is a surgical alternative to vaginal childbirth where the abdomen is cut open and the infant is removed from the body via the incision. C-sections have higher rates of complications than vaginal delivery.
Crazy Section

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What is lactation?
When babies drool
When there is vaginal discharge present
When the mammary glands secrete milk
If women do not want to breastfeed, the mammary glands will stop producing milk after 1-2 weeks of not being suckled or pumped. Interestingly enough, breastfeeding can be used as a form of contraception. It helps prolong the time between pregnancies.
When the female's abdomen deflates after giving birth

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What does S.T.I. stand for?
Sexual Tricks Incite
Sexual Trapeze Interests
Sexting Texting Instagramming
Sexually Transmitted Infection
In the past, STIs and STDs have been referred to as venereal diseases, named after the female goddess of love, Venus. There are around 15 million new incidences of STIs reported in the U.S. every year.

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What does P.I.D. stand for?
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Most commonly caused by sexually transmitted infections like chlamydia and gonorrhea, PID can also be caused by other sources of bacteria that are able to spread from the vagina to parts of the reproductive system. Left untreated, PID can lead to infertility.
Pubic Interest Disorder
Personality is Dreadful
People in Deep

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What is a hysterectomy?
The tying of the tubes
A surgical procedure to remove the uterus
Fibriods are the leading cause of hysterectomies. Uterine fibroids are noncancerous tumors that grow in the muscle wall of the uterus.
The closing of the cervix
The insertion of an IUD

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What's the average vaginal pH?
8
4.5
With a pH that ranges between 4 and 4.7, tomatoes have a similar acidity to vaginas. A neutral pH level is considered 7.0. When vaginal pH is out of whack, all the bacteria that live in the vagina are at risk of dying, which allows bad bacteria to replace them.
2
10

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About how long is the average vagina?
7-10 inches
3-5 inches
While the vagina may only be 3-5 inches on average, it can grow to more than 200% of its original size when sexually aroused. It's believed that vaginal depth and sexual pleasure aren't correlated.
11 inches
12 inches or longer

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What are the female gonads?
The ovaries
Gonads are responsible for producing gametes. In females, gonads are the ovaries which produce eggs as gametes. In males, testicles act as the gonads and produce sperm as gametes.
The fallopian tubes
The uterus
The cervix

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What is polycystic ovarian syndrome?
When the ovaries overproduce male hormones
Male hormones are called androgens. When ovaries produce too many androgens, fluid-filled sacs called cysts can develop in the ovaries. A variety of other symptoms may be present as well.
When the ovaries die
A disorder where there are more than the normal amount of ovaries present
When the ovaries stop producing hormones.

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What is toxic shock syndrome?
It happens as a result of foreign bodies lodged in the reproductive system
About half of all cases of toxic shock are related to menstruation, meaning they're likely related to issues with tampons or other feminine products. TSS is a severe, life-threatening systemic illness.
When toxic substances are ingested
When people go into shock as a result of toxic relationships
It's when the immune system attacks the ovaries for no reason

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What is the most effective way to achieve female orgasm?
Oral sex
Anal sex
Sexual intercourse
Clitoral stimulation
Just like the penis, the clitoris has foreskin and erectile tissue. It's located at the top of the vulva and contains more nerve endings than anywhere else on the body.

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What is the medical term for when a women gets her "tubes tied?"
Tubal ligation
Tubal ligation is a form of permanent medical sterilization performed on females who decide they indefinitely do not want to become pregnant. While the procedure is commonly referred to as getting one's "tubes tied," the process does not include any actual tying of the fallopian tubes. Rather, the tubes are permanently blocked and/or severed. Menstruation continues to occur after tubal ligation, but pregnancy cannot happen.
Infertilization
Defertilization
Hysterectomy

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Tubal ligation is what percent effective at preventing pregnancy?
92%
Upwards of 99%
While tubal ligation is perhaps the most effective form of medical contraception out there, it's a non-reversible procedure, which means it's not the right choice for many women. There are other forms of contraception that don't require much effort on the part of the patient, like IUDs and other implants. There are also shots and pill forms of contraception.
96%
87%

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What is Trichomoniasis, a.k.a. trich?
A genetic disease
A uterine disorder
An STD
The vast majority of people with trich don't exhibit any symptoms, which allows it to easily spread between sexual partners. Out of all the curable STDs, trich is the most common one, with millions of new cases each year.
A sexual disorder

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What does H.P.V. stand for?
Hereditary Pituitary Virus
Herpes Papillary Virus
Human Pulmonary Viral Infection
Human Papillomavirus
Although usually harmless, certain strains of H.P.V. can lead to the development of cervical cancers. There are more than 100 varieties of HPV that can infect the genitals, mouth, and throat. Some strains can even cause hand and plantar warts. Most people with HPV don't experience symptoms. It's the most common incurable STD.

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What does U.T.I. stand for?
Useless Treatment Instructions
Understanding Transmittable Infections
Urinary Tract Infection
The female urinary tract includes the bladder and urethra. Either part of the tract may become infected. Bacteria is easily spread from the genitals and anal region to the urethra, making UTIs a common occurrence. There are a number of risk factors and preventative measures for UTIs.
Understanding Training Instructions

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Which female reproductive organ produces major hormones?
Hymen
Fallopian Tubes
Thyroid
Ovaries
The ovaries are responsible for producing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, which are all hormones that play a part in the regulation of things like pregnancy and menstruation. Without properly functioning ovaries, women may go into premature menopause or experience other complications. Hormone replacement therapies are often useful in treating hormone deficiencies.

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