The Female Reproduction System The female reproductive system consists of the following structures, as shown in Figure 1: The ovary is the organ that produces ova (singular, ovum), or eggs. The two ovaries present in each female are held in place by the following ligaments: • The broad ligament is a section of the peritoneum that drapes over the ovaries, uterus, ovarian ligament, and suspensory ligament. It includes both the mesovarium and mesometrium. The mesovarium is a fold of peritoneum that holds the ovary in
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