The ovaries are two small, oval-shaped organs in the pelvis (between the hips and the lower part of the abdomen)

They form part of the feminine reproductive system together with the uterus, fallopian tubes, cervix, and vagina. In addition to producing eggs during each menstrual cycle, the ovaries produce estrogen and progesterone. When a women nears menopause, hormone production by the ovaries is lowered, causing menstrual cycles to be further and further spaced out until menstruation stops altogether.

Around the feminine reproductive apparatus we can find other important organs such as the bladder and ureters, rectum, uterus, lymph nodes, and peritoneum (a layer that lines the pelvis and organs of the abdomen).