DR NAJEEB LAYYOUS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR NAJEEB LAYYOUS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Female reproductive organs, endoscope view. One of the two ovaries (white) has been revealed by the tool (black, upper left) that has lifted up the uterus (rounded organ, upper right to lower left). This ovary's fallopian tube is attached to the uterus at far right, and ends next to the ovary at lower right. Other abdominal organs make up the rest of the image. Ovaries contain maturing female reproductive cells (ova, eggs). An egg is released during ovulation, and it passes through its fallopian tube to reach the uterus. If the egg is fertilised and implants in the uterus wall, it can develop into a baby. Most ovaries are 2-4 centimetres long. The uterus is usually about 7 centimetres long.
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