The reproductive system of a female produces gametes and allows her body to support a developing fetus. The ovaries are the primary reproductive organs of a female; they produce the female gametes and the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone
. The vagina, also known as the birth canal, is a canal that joins the cervix to the uterus. The uterus is the organ that prepares for and carries a developing fetus. The ovaries produce eggs and hormones, and the fallopian tubes carry ova from the ovaries to the uterus.