Reproductive System, part 1 – Female Reproductive System: Crash Course A&P #40

Reproductive System, part 1 – Female Reproductive System: Crash Course A&P #40

Human reproduction is complicated an important, and it’s going to take a four part series for us to cover it. Today, we’re kicking that off with the female reproductive system, starting with how sex hormones affect oogenesis and ovulation, continuing through how the ovarian and menstrual cycles mature and release oocytes, and create a comfy uterine environment for a fertilized egg.

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Table of Contents
Female Reproductive Anatomy 1:58
Sex Hormones Affect Oogenesis and Ovulation 3:15
Ovarian and Menstrual Cycles Mature and Release Oocytes 4:05
Uterine Environments and Fertilized Eggs 7:10


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20 Responses

  1. Lauren Holm says:

    I see trouble in future episodes already. Why is the example of the male
    genitalia surgically altered (circumcised) and not in it’s NATURAL form?
    Are you going to talk about the 16 functions of the foreskin, or just
    foolishly mention “this is the part your parents paid a doctor to cut

  2. Ya_Boi_Assault says:

    >inb4 imature comments

  3. Adrian Duran says:

    The future of humanity depends on it!

  4. Stray Vagabond says:

    When the ovaries release an egg, whats to stop it from floating off in the
    wrong direction?

  5. Azremodehar says:

    …Dude, what the heck? How could you forget to mention the clitoris? We
    know you know better, Hank, I am disappoint. :[

  6. andre andes says:

    I ma a Guy and 1:47 I ma already my grossed out. Sadly since I choose
    between neurology or pediatrician I have to watch this. To make it worse I
    am in the Puberty phas.e ?????????

  7. Andreas Gebhardt says:


  8. TheGeekiestThingToHappenToTheInternet says:

    I think I’m going to make “congratulations you just ovulated” my ringtone

  9. Jesse Gold says:

    So, you think Thought Café drew straws to see who would get to animate the
    giant vulva?

  10. Sir Unidan of Jackdawland says:

    I never thought I would masturbate to CrashCourse before.

  11. killerbee256 says:

    How is our system all that different from other placental mammals?
    Shouldn’t the general function be the same with a few minor detail being

  12. Lisa C says:

    I have these parts and I didn’t know half of this crap. Why this is not
    taught in schools is beyond my comprehension, but I think it has something
    to do with that Americans are terrified of talking about sex.

  13. Lielac A says:

    Hah, 28 days. That’s the shorter end of my admittedly wildly irregular
    cycle. (Average of 34, longest 47. Yes I am going to be seeing a doctor
    about that.)

  14. Amr ElAdawy says:

    Any one noticed the brain balls? (hypothalamus and pituitary).

  15. Joel Wark says:

    That graph

  16. aperson22222 says:

    Okay, two weeks ago I was pissed, but now? Fuck this.

  17. spencer stewert says:

    mmm but it feelz gud

  18. Brandon Nguyen says:

    Perfect timing. I have an exam tomorrow and my textbook is wide open, but I
    tried to distract myself with YouTube and this popped up on my

  19. Champa Paul says:

    dat eggplant doee at 1:12 ???

  20. Quinyatta DeJesus says:

    Wow this is a lot of great info. It is always great to revisit things
    learned previously. What a great and helpful video.