Your reproductive health
What, exactly, is the female reproductive system? It is all the parts of your body involved in the process of creating babies, from your eggs (that can join with a sperm to make a baby) to your ovaries (which store the eggs) and from your uterus (where a baby grows) to your vagina (the passage to the outside).
As you grow, changes in your body can be very exciting — and sometimes scary or confusing. You can learn a lot about what to expect and how to protect your health. Girlshealth.gov is here to help!
We cover the following topics and more:
- How the female reproductive system works
- Your period (also called your menstrual cycle)
- The fluid (“discharge”) that comes out of your vagina and how to tell if you have a vaginal infection
- Preventing sexually transmitted diseases (STDs, also known as STIs or sexually transmitted infections) like chlamydia and HIV/AIDS
- Facts about sex so you can make choices that are right for you and your health
- When to see a gynecologist
If you have questions, talk to your parents or guardians, school nurse, doctor or other health care professionals, or another adult you trust. And remember, no question is silly! Most adults have probably heard these questions before — and are happy to help you stay healthy.
Content last reviewed April 15, 2014
Page last updated May 23, 2014