Fig. 35-9. The blood supply to the female reproductive system. Extensive anastomoses occur between the ovarian and uterine arteries. Cervical branches of the uterine arteries anastomose across the median plane. The four-tiered concept of the reproductive system (A,B,C,D) is based on anatomical, physiological, and pathological data and may perhaps have embryological implications. For details see R. Contamin et al., Gynecol., 28:235-252, 1977. Click for high resolution image.