Back to Basics: Teaching Girls About Their Reproductive Parts
Let’s make sure that we teach our young daughters the basics about where their reproductive structures are located before we teach them about what they do.
When you put your hands on your hips, you are touching the pelvis. This is a circle of bone that has a large space in the center. The space is called the pelvic cavity. Tucked inside the pelvic cavity are the ovaries, uterus and vagina.
Ask your daughter to put her hands on her hips. Explain to her that she is touching the pelvis. She can even feel that the bone goes in a circle around her body.
Then, you can use this anatomy figure from my book, I’m a Girl, Special Me, to show her that important girl anatomy is tucked deep inside the pelvic cavity.
- Point out the two ovaries. They contain eggs.
- Notice the two fallopian tubes with little finger-like structures on the ends that sweep the egg inside the tube.
- Follow the pathway from the fallopian tube to the uterus. This is where a baby grows.
This is certainly enough information for a young girl to learn in one special time with you. Hopefully, after she learn this information, when she hears the word “ovary,” she knows where her ovaries are located in her body.
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