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Female Urology Anatomy and External Sexual Anatomy

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Updated December 28, 2009

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Overview of the Female Urology System
Female Urology Anatomy and External Sexual Anatomy

Female urinary tract.

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In both men and women, the urology system is the part of the body that deals with urination. It doesn't take a doctor to know that the urology-related anatomy of men and women look very different, at least from the outside. However, internally, they are similar -- the kidneys of both men and women, for example, look and function the same for both genders. But we also differ in some ways, too -- women have much shorter ureters (the tube that connects your bladder to your urethra) and therefore are at greater risk of bladder infections.

If this all seems like a lot information to absorb -- don't worry. This article breaks it down into steps.

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