A woman is an adult female human.[a][1][2] Prior to adulthood, a female human is referred to as a girl (a female child or adolescent).[3]

A woman in Selangor, Malaysia

Typically, women inherit a pair of X chromosomes, one from each parent, and are capable of pregnancy and giving birth from puberty until menopause. More generally, sex differentiation of the female fetus is governed by the lack of a present, or functioning, SRY-gene on either one of the respective sex chromosomes.[4] Female anatomy is distinguished from male anatomy by the female reproductive system, which includes the ovariesfallopian tubesuterusvagina, and vulva. An adult woman generally has

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