Obstetrics & gynaecology

Nature's way is best, even when it comes to IVF

Researchers from Melbourne IVF have conducted a literature review and performed a meta-analysis to determine which cycles—with or without natural hormone production—produce higher rates of success, i.e., live birth.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Sense of unreality in maternal role after uterus transplantation

Becoming a mother after receiving a uterine transplant, with the radical change in daily life it brings, gives a feeling of unreality beyond everyday experience. A study led by University of Gothenburg researchers describes ...

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Uterus

The uterus (Latin word for womb) is a major female hormone-responsive reproductive sex organ of most mammals, including humans. It is within the uterus that the foetus develops during gestation. The term uterus is used consistently within the medical and related professions; the Germanic term, womb is more common in everyday usage. The plural of uterus is uteruses or uteri.

One end, the cervix, opens into the vagina; the other is connected on both sides to the Fallopian tubes.

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