The ovaries produce the female egg cells, called the ova or oocytes. The oocytes are then transported to the fallopian tube where fertilization by a sperm may occur. The fertilized egg then moves to the uterus, where the uterine lining has thickened in response to the normal hormones of the reproductive cycle.
Correspondingly, where fertilization occur in female?
In humans fertilization occurs in the end of the fallopian tube away from the uterus (close to the ovary). The egg and the associated cumulus cells are ovulated (released) from an ovarian follicle and picked up by the fallopian tube. The tube pulls it inside where the sperm can find it.
Where does fertilization occur within the female reproductive system?
The ovaries produce eggs and hormones. Fallopian tubes: These are narrow tubes that are attached to the upper part of the uterus and serve as pathways for the ova (egg cells) to travel from the ovaries to the uterus. Fertilization of an egg by a sperm normally occurs in the fallopian tubes.
How long does it take for fertilization to take place?
Pregnancy doesn't start the day that partners have sex — it can take up to six days after intercourse for the sperm and egg to join and form a fertilized egg. Then, it can take six to 10 days for the fertilized egg to completely implant itself in the lining of the uterus.