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Female Reproductive System


Vulva: The external female genitalia. This includes the mons pubis (the tissue surrounding the pubic bone), the labia majora and minora, clitoris, and vaginal opening 

Vagina: The part between the uterus (womb) and the external opening. It is situated in between the urethral opening and anus. 

Clitoral hood: The fold of skin surrounding the clitoris. 

Clitoris: Sometimes known as "the female penis". A sensitive part which is seated just above the urethral opening. It is also one of the common parts to stimulate to achieve female orgasms. 

Labia majora (outer lips): The external folds of skin surrounding vaginal opening 

Labia minora (inner lips): The external folds surrounding vaginal opening, just underneath the labia majora 

Urethral opening: The urethra connects to the bladder. The opening allows urine to be released. 

Anus: Connects to the rectum. The opening allows faeces to be released. 


The female reproductive organs are located behind the bladder and in front of the rectum and anus. The bladder sits right behind the pubic bone. 


Uterus (aka womb): An organ that allows fertilised eggs to be developed into a baby. The lining of the womb (aka endometrium) sheds every few weeks during menses. 

Cervix: Lower part of the uterus, which connects the uterus to the vagina. It allows sperm to enter the uterus and protects the uterus from bacterial infection.

Ovaries: Small, oval-shaped sacs that produce eggs and hormones. The average woman should have two ovaries - one on the left and the other on the right. 

Fallopian tubes: The tubes connecting the ovaries to the uterus. The average woman should have two fallopian tubes - one on the left and the other on the right. They allow the eggs to move from the ovaries to the uterus when fertilised. Ectopic pregnancy occurs when fertilised eggs are deposited in the fallopian tubes. 

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