It is commonly believed that fertilization occurs in the uterus, but it actually does not. In particular, fertilization occurs in the Fallopian tubes, which are the oviducts that connect both ovaries (where egg cells are produced) with the uterus (where pregnancy develops).
Where does fertilization usually take place?
By Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 11/29/2018
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)