Other Anatomical Structures


The hymen is the thin connective tissue membrane that forms a border between the anterior vagina and the vestibule anterior to the urethral opening. It is seldom intact by the time a female reaches puberty.

Urethral orifice

The urethral orifice is the opening of the urethra on the ventral surface of the vestibule.

Suburethral diverticulum

The suburethral diverticulum is a blind pouch beneath the urethral orifice.


The clitoris is the homologue of the penis, located on the ventral surface of the vestibule.


The external genitalia of the female reproductive tract are the vulva, which includes the labia minora (inner folds of tissue of the vulva) and the labia majora (the most prominent outer folds of skin).

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