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D and C - series—Normal anatomy

Normal anatomy

Overview

The uterus is located in the abdomen and is the site of fetal development during pregnancy. The body (fundus) of the uterus narrows and forms the cervix. The cervix opens to the vagina.

Review Date 5/16/2016

Updated by: Irina Burd, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.