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    Age-Specific Concerns : Adolescents and Teens : Children's Health : Female Sexual Development


    Anatomy of Female Pelvic Area

    Anatomy of the female pelvic area

    Endometrium--the lining of the uterus

    Uterus--also called the womb, the uterus is a hollow, pear-shaped organ located in a woman's lower abdomen, between the bladder and the rectum

    Ovaries--two female reproductive organs located in the pelvis

    Fallopian tubes--carry eggs from the ovaries to the uterus

    Cervix--the lower, narrow part of the uterus (womb) located between the bladder and the rectum. It forms a canal that opens into the vagina, which leads to the outside of the body

    Vagina--the passageway through which fluid passes out of the body during menstrual periods. It is also called the "birth canal." The vagina connects the cervix (the opening of the womb, or uterus) and the vulva (the external genitalia)

    Vulva--the external portion of the female genital organs