Anatomy & Physiology Reproductive #8


Which female reproductive structure connects the uterus and the ovary?


  1. Vagina
    • Rationale:

      The vagina connects the external and internal female reproductive organs and structures. It does not, however, connect the uterus and the ovary.

  2. Cervix
    • Rationale:

      The cervix is the lowest portion of the uterus. While it is a female reproductive structure, it does not connect the uterus and the ovary.

  3. Fallopian tube
    • Rationale:

      The fallopian tube, an internal female reproductive structure, connects the uterus with the ovary. This is the location where the ovum is fertilized by the male sperm.

  4. Urethral meatus
    • Rationale:

      The urethral meatus is the opening to the urethra. It is considered a urinary, not reproductive, structure.


The female reproductive system contains many different structures. Some of these structures act to connect each other in order to facilitate fertilization.


Learning Outcomes

The female reproductive system typically contains two fallopian tubes. One tube is located on each side of the uterus. The fallopian tubes connect the uterus to the ovaries. Salpinges, another term for fallopian tubes, have two major portions: the isthmus and the fimbria.

Test Taking Tip

Think about the structure and function of the female reproductive system when choosing the correct answer choice for this question.

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