What is the uterus?

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Jan L. Shifren, MD
Reproductive Endocrinology
The uterus is a muscular, fist-sized organ shaped like an upside-down pear. The primary job of the uterus is to harbor a growing baby during pregnancy. Uterine muscles contract during orgasm, producing a pleasurable sensation.

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