What are the Fallopian tubes and what do they do?

By Zaira Salvador.
Last Update: 10/26/2018

The Fallopian tubes measure 12 cm long and are the female structures that line the uterine cavity and point to the ovaries. It is the place where the sperm meets the egg to fertilize it. They transport the resulting embryo to the uterus (womb) for implantation and subsequent development during pregnancy.

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 Zaira Salvador
Zaira Salvador
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). Embryologist specializing in Assisted Procreation, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI).
License: 3185-CV
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). Embryologist specializing in Assisted Procreation, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). License: 3185-CV.
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