Womanhood is the period in a female's life after she has passed through childhood and adolescence, generally around age 18.
bat mitzvah in Judaism, or even just the custom of a special celebration for a certain birthday (generally between 12 and 21), like the Quinceañera of Latin America.
The earliest women whose names are known through archaeology include: In terms of biology, the female sex organs are involved in the reproductive system, whereas the secondary sex characteristics are involved in nurturing children or, in some cultures, attracting a mate.
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The term woman is usually reserved for an adult, with the term girl being the usual term for a female child or adolescent.
Otherwise, the fetus usually develops into a female, typically when the fetus has an X chromosome from the father, but also when the father contributed neither an X nor Y chromosome.
Later at puberty, estrogen feminizes a young woman, giving her adult sexual characteristics.
The ovaries, in addition to their regulatory function producing hormones, produce female gametes called eggs which, when fertilized by male gametes (sperm), form new genetic individuals.
The uterus is an organ with tissue to protect and nurture the developing fetus and muscle to expel it when giving birth.
This contrasts with the typical male karotype of 46, XY; thus, the X and Y chromosomes are known as female and male, respectively.