Every uterus starts out as two small tubes called Mullerian ducts. As they begin to develop, they usually fuse together to form one uterus. But in rare cases, the tubes remain separate and become two uteri. Sometimes there is only one cervix for both wombs, other times each womb has a cervix. Often the vagina in women with a double uterus is divided into two separate openings by a thin membrane.
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Vaginal agenesis is a birth defect that affects few women 1 out of 5, But unless it is fixed, it can make sex and having a baby impossible. It occurs when the vagina does not develop fully. Some girls may have a shorter vagina, a remnant of one, or lack one altogether.
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Hazel Jones, a year-old from High Wycombe, has a rare, but not unheard of condition called uterus didelphys, which is not easily diagnosed until a woman's sex organs develop as she enters puberty. Jones has a septum or dividing wall between her two vaginas, which occurred during her own development in the womb, say her doctors. The condition occurs in about one in 3, women, according to the World Health Organization. Women can have children, although they are more apt to require a C-section section, as babies are often born breech.
The organs and structures of the female reproductive system give women the ability to produce a baby. They do this by producing eggs to be fertilised by sperm from a man. They also provide a place for the baby fetus to grow and develop. Other structures such as the breasts give the mother the ability to feed and nourish a baby after birth. The organs of the female reproductive system are found both inside and outside of the female body.