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Functional Anatomy of the Female Sex Organs

  • Van Anh T. Ginger
  • Claire C. Yang
Chapter
Part of the Current Clinical Urology book series (CCU)

Abstract

The emphasis of the study of the female sex organs has long been on understanding its reproductive role rather than sexual responsiveness. The majority of anatomic descriptions for these organs have been from the context of reproduction. Yet, there is a growing awareness that while sharing some of the same anatomical structures and hormonal milieu, sexual function and fertility/reproductive function are distinct, with unique physiological responses.

Keywords

Anatomy Vagina Clitoris Uterus 

Notes

Acknowledgement

Christopher Cold, MD provided assistance with gross and histologic sections.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of UrologyUniversity of Washington, Harborview Medical CenterSeattleUSA

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