Female Pelvic Anatomy

Pelvic illustration

The lining of the uterus.

Also called the womb.  The uterus is a hollow, pear-shaped organ located in a woman's lower abdomen, between the bladder and the rectum. This is where a baby grows during pregnancy.

Two female reproductive organs located in the pelvis.  The ovaries produce eggs and secrete the female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone.

The lower, narrow part of the uterus (womb) located between the bladder and the rectum. The cervix forms a canal that opens into the vagina, which leads to the outside of the body.

Is like a tunnel that connects the cervix (the opening of the womb, or uterus) and the vulva (the external genitalia). This allows fluid to pass out of the body during menstrual periods. It is also called the "birth canal."

The part of the female genital organs that is located outside the body.


Last Updated 06/2013