Proper ligament of ovary

Medically reviewed by Healthline Medical Team on March 18, 2015Published on March 18, 2015

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 durable tissues, both fibrous and muscular in nature. 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 are the reproductive cells of females, needed for procreation. The ovaries are located near the uterus and push 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 testes.

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