Recognise Healthy Body Systems - Section 11 13DEC17

Female: • Severe menstrual cramping, or dysmenorrhea, is the most common disease of the reproductive system occurs with a woman’s monthly menstrual period.

• Cancer can attack the uterus, ovaries, breast and cervix, among other organs.

• Vaginal yeast infection, which is caused by a yeast fungus in the vagina.

• Endometriosis is a condition where that normally lines the inside of your uterus — the endometrium — ends up outside of uterus, most commonly in the ovaries, bowel or the tissue lining your pelvis. • Pelvic inflammatory disease can involve an infection of any of the female reproductive organs, including the uterus and ovaries. Sexually transmitted diseases, such as gonorrhoea and chlamydia, are typical causes of pelvic inflammatory disease.

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