Proper ligament of ovary

The proper ligament of ovary is also known as the utero-ovarian ligament or the ovarian ligament. The ligament connects the uterus to the ovary in the female body. It is sometimes mistakenly referred to as the suspensory ligament of the ovary, which is found on the opposite side of the ovary. The utero-ovarian ligament consists of tissue, both fibrous and muscular in nature. The ligament moves laterally across the uterus, from the left side of the uterus to the right side. It extends from the ovary to the uterus, stopping at the intersection between the uterus and uterine tube. The ovaries in the female body produce eggs, which lead to pregnancy when the eggs are fertilized. The ovaries are located near the uterus and pushes fertilized eggs into the uterus, which then functions as the womb. The proper ligament of ovary resembles a fold and should not be confused with the proper ligament of the testes, which is a ligament found in the male body on the testis.
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