When the pituitary gland sends its message to the ovaries (a “get busy” message), it is answered in a special way by one of the hundreds of thousands of tiny egg-cells which are in the ovaries. This little cell then pushes its way to the surface, and eventually it breaks free from the ovary. It is then drawn into the fallopian tube by the fimbriae or tentacles at the free end of the tube. Slowly it moves down this tube, which is very narrow, leaving only a little spare room.
The fertilization of the ovum occurs in this following way; the male fluid or semen is deposited in the vagina. This fluid contains hundreds of millions of little cells called spermatozoa or simply sperms. These thresh about blindly in all directions, most of them die in the acid secretions of the vagina, but some succeed in making their way into the uterus, and some of these find their way into the fallopian tubes. If there is an egg in one of the tube, some of the sperms will run into it, and ultimately one of them may penetrate its lining and fertilize it.
A new organism has now been formed, a new human being with an immortal soul. This new organism embeds itself in the thick spongy lining of the uterus, which, under the influence of hormones, is developed and maintained in such a way as to nourish and protect the new life.
If fertilization does not take place in one of the tubes, the ovum soon dies there, and the thickened lining of the uterus separates and passes away with a flow of blood (menstruation), which is the result of this process. By disposing of unwanted tissue from the lining of the uterus, nature plays its part in keeping the female body healthy and attractive.This, then, is a simple explanation of the fascinating process of reproduction, which should be clearly understood by all maturing young people so that they can freely make right and enlightened decisions in all matters pertaining to sex.