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The ovaries form part of the female reproductive system, and attach to the fallopian tubes
Blood supply of the human female reproductive organs. The left ovary is the oval shaped structure visible above the label "ovarian arteries".
|System||Female reproductive system|
|Artery||ovarian artery, uterine artery|
|Lymph||Paraaortic lymph node|
Ovaries have two purposes:
- Produce female sex hormones resulting in puberty
- Produce ova (also called "egg cells"), which are the female reproductive cells.
During menstruation, an ovum is released from the ovary and enters one of the Fallopian tubes. There, the ovum can be fertilised. Ovaries have a certain number of eggs in them, so when eggs stop being released, this is the start of the menopause. During this time, female hormones stop being produced.
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