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Ovaries

Location of uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes in lower belly, with close-up of ovary

The two ovaries are small glands that produce eggs and release hormones. Each ovary is attached to the uterus by a ligament.

About once a month, an egg is released from an ovary and travels down the fallopian tube.

Current as of: February 11, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kenneth Bark MD - General Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery