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Female Urology Anatomy and External Sexual Anatomy

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Updated December 28, 2009

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Female External Genitalia
Female Urology Anatomy and External Sexual Anatomy

Female external genital and internal sexual organs.

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It can be hard to spot the urethra. In women, it is located between the vagina and the clitoris, and the anus is a few inches away. Another reason women have a higher risk of urinary tract infections than men because bacteria from fecal matter have a shorter distance to travel up the vaginal orifice and into the urethra.

The rest of the external genitalia is not considered part of the urology anatomy, since the other structures -- such as the vulva and labia -- primarily serve reproductive functions.

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