Reproductive Anatomy 101: The Ovaries & Fallopian Tubes

The ovaries are paired organs that are the size of golfballs in your lower abdomen. They connect to the uterus through the fallopian tubes, which are also called oviducts or uterine tubes.

The fallopian tubes are around 11-12cm in length and have little finger-like projections at the ends which are great at grabbing eggs from the ovaries.

Rarely, people may be born with only one ovary or more than two ovaries.

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The ovaries have two main jobs: 

  • produce our sex hormones (think estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone)
  • provide a home for your egg cells which are called oocytes