The cervix is the neck of the womb (Q 2.3 and Figures 2.1 and21.1. Along its middle is the cervical canal which is the gateway to the endometrial (womb) cavity. Mucus secreted from tiny glands assists the cervix in providing a barrier against infection ascending to the endometrium and Fallopian tubes. Around the time of ovulation (egg release) the mucus becomes thinner allowing sperm to ascend facilitating fertilisation.

Figure 2.1

 

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