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Female reproductive system

Female anatomy

The female reproductive system:

  • Uterus (womb) is where a baby grows when a woman is pregnant.
  • Ovaries produce eggs and hormones.
  • Fallopian tubes carry eggs from the ovaries to the uterus.
  • Cervix is the narrow neck-like part of the uterus that leads to the vagina. It is found at the top of the vagina.
  • Cysts are fluid-filled sacs found in the ovary.
  • Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors usually found in the wall of the uterus.
  • Polyps are finger-like growths found in the uterus.

Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Preparing for Your Hysterectomy, gyn-ah-95582
Reviewed By: Allina Health Patient Education experts
First Published: 04/25/2013
Last Reviewed: 11/30/2015