The female ovaries are the glandular organs that produce the female egg cells. The ovaries are connected to the fallopian tubes which are then connected to the uterus. Disorders of the ovaries include anovulation, mittelschmerz, ovarian cysts, and ovarian cancer. Read more about: Ovarian Disorders, Fertility, Female Infertility

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The ovaries are a pair of organs that women have. They are located in the pelvis, one on each side of the uterus. Each ovary is about the size and shape of an almond.

The ovaries produce a woman's eggs. If an egg is fertilized by a sperm, a pregnancy can result. Ovaries also make the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. When a woman goes through menopause, her ovaries stop releasing eggs and make far lower levels of hormones.

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Ovary: The reproductive organ (Gonads) in female animals. In vertebrates, the ovary contains two functional parts: the Ovarian Follicle for the production of female germ cells (Oogenesis); and the endocrine cells (Granulosa Cells; Theca Cells; and Luteal Cells) for the production of Estrogens and Progesterone.2


Types may include:3

Types of Ovary:

  • Left Ovary
  • Right Ovary

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  1. Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ ovariandisorders.html
  2. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  3. Source: NCI Thesaurus
  4. Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ ovariandisorders.html

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