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Female Reproductive System

In the female, with the exception of the clitoris and the labia, the parts of the reproductive system are inside the body. Like the male, the pelvic girdle protects the organs, but it is larger in a female so that a baby can be expelled.

Fig. 1 Female Reproductive System (cross section)


The vagina is a muscular passage leading from the cervix to the vulva and connects the internal organs with those on the outside of the body.

The vagina serves as a passage for menstrual blood, is the site of penetration during intercourse and also forms part of the birthing canal.

The vulva (collective name for the external organs) include: