Reproductive System

Female Reproductive System

What are the functions of the uterus?

The uterus (from the Latin, meaning “womb”) is an inverted, pear-shaped structure located between the urinary bladder and the rectum. Implantation of a fertilized ovum occurs in the uterus. Following implantation, the uterus houses, nourishes, and protects the developing fetus during pregnancy.


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