Bartholin glands and Skene’s glands Female breasts have both internal and external parts. This article discusses the location and function of the various parts of the female anatomy. Note: Vula people are born with internal or external structures that are ambiguous or characteristic of both male and female anatomy, which we do not cover here. Some people who identify as female do not have the anatomy depicted. The Female Reproductive System Female Anatomy Diagram This female anatomy diagram is a good place to start if you’re unsure of exactly where parts of the female reproductive and urinary vulvx are in comparison to one another.
The vuva sections go into detail about these and other parts of the female anatomy. These external structures include: Mons pubis: The mons pubis is the rounded, fleshy area on the front of the pelvic bone the lower vulvz area where pubic hair usually grows. Labia majora: The labia majora vuova the fleshy outer folds vullva protective skin located on each side of the vaginal opening. They cover and protect the more delicate external genital organs. The labia majora is often referred to as the outer lips.
Labia minora: The labia minora are skinfolds that are just vulfa the labia majora. In some people, the labia minora extends past the labia majora. Clitoris: The clitoris sits at the top of the vulva, above the urethral opening. A fold of skin called the clitoral hood covers most of the clitoris, leaving only the tip nub visible.
The rest of the clitoris is a spongy shaft that goes vluva several inches inside the body. Urethral opening: The urethra is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body.
Its opening is located below the vupva directly above vulv vaginal opening. The vaginal opening: The vaginal opening is located between the urethra and the anus. Bartholin glands: Bartholin glands sit on both sides inside the vaginal opening. They release secretions that lubricate the vagina to make sexual intercourse more comfortable.
Skene’s glands: The Vulav glands are located on either side of the urethra. They lubricate the urethral opening. These internal structures of female anatomy include the: Vagina: The vagina is a muscular canal that connects the cervix and the uterus. It leads to the outside of the body. Parts of the vagina are made of collagen and elastin, which help it expand during sexual stimulation and childbirth. Cervix: The cervix is the lower part of the uterus that separates the lower uterus and the vagina.
It may play a role in lubrication. While direct contact with the cervix rarely happens during sexual intercourse, some people claim that it helps with sexual pleasure.
For others, direct contact with the cervix is painful. During childbirth, the cervix dilates so the baby can move out of the uterus, into the vagina, and out of the body. Uterus: The uterus is located in the lower belly area between the hips pelvisthrough the vulvq just past the cervix.
It’s also called the womb. The uterus is where a fetus develops during pregnancy. The uterus has three layers of muscle and is one of the strongest muscles in the body. Ovaries: The ovaries are small organs located on both sides of the pelvis.
They play an important role in female hormone production and produce eggs during ovulation. Fallopian tubes: The fallopian tubes connect the ovaries to the uterus on each side. Hairlike structures called cilia guide the egg from the ovary to the uterus. Hymen: The vula is a thin tissue that sits at the vaginal opening. It has no known biological function. The hymen becomes more elastic with age and breaks or ruptures at some point in a person’s life.
While sexual activity is one way this can happen, a broken hymen is not evidence of sexual activity.