High Resolution Image of the Fibres Encircling the Cervis (image) University of Leeds Share Print E-Mail Caption This image shows a view horizontally across the cervical canal. At this point, the cervix has to provide support to the womb and the developing fetus -- and the image reveals a lot of encircling fibres, giving strength and support. Credit University of Leeds Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.