Anatomy & Physiology Reproductive #10

Question

Which statement is true regarding ova that are produced by the female reproductive system?

Answers

  1. Eggs are stored in the uterus.
    • Rationale:

      Eggs are stored in the ovaries not the uterus; therefore, this is not a true statement regarding ova that are produced by the female reproductive system.

  2. Eggs begin to be produced during puberty.
    • Rationale:

      While ovulation begins with puberty, eggs are present at birth; therefore this is not a true statement regarding the ova that are produced by the female reproductive system.

  3. Eggs develop an ovulate at a rate of one every 60 days.
    • Rationale:

      At puberty, eggs develop and ovulate at an approximate rate of one every 28, not 60 days. Therefore, this is not a true statement regarding the ova that are produced by the female reproductive system.

  4. Eggs that will ovulate during a lifetime are present at birth.
    • Rationale:

      This is a true statement regarding ova that are produced by the female reproductive system. Eggs that will ovulate during a female’s lifetime are present in the ovaries at birth.

Overview

The female reproductive system contains ovaries. The ovary is the structure that stores ova, or eggs.

Explanation

Learning Outcomes

Ovaries, paired structures in the lower portion of the abdominal cavity, are considered an internal female reproductive structure. Ovaries store ova, or eggs. A female is born with all the ova that will ovulate during her lifetime. When a female enters puberty, these ova develop causing ovulation.

Test Taking Tip

Eliminate wrong answers. Any statement that is false can be eliminated for this question.

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