The formation of the uterus in females starts at a very early stage of embryo development. It develops from paired ducts called paramesonephric or Müllerian ducts. In fetuses of female sex, the Müllerian ducts develop and fuse to create the organs of the female reproductive system: uterus, Fallopian tubes, and part of the vagina. At the final stage, the central septum of the Müllerian ducts is resorbed, thereby giving raise to the uterine cavity.
Development of the female reproductive system
By Dr. Joel G. Brasch (gynecologist), Zaira Salvador BSc, MSc (embryologist) and Sandra Fernández BA, MA (fertility counselor).
Last Update: 02/14/2018