Ovaries

Location of the ovaries and uterus, with a close-up of an ovary

The ovaries are two small glands, located on each side of a woman's uterus. They are part of the female reproductive system. The ovaries produce eggs and release sex hormones. Each ovary is attached to the uterus by a ligament.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Kenneth Bark, MD - General Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery

Current as ofOctober 6, 2017

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