Anatomy & Physiology Reproductive #2

Question

Which is an external female reproductive organ?

Answers

  1. Vagina
    • Rationale:

      The vagina is an internal, not external, female reproductive organ. It is defined as the muscular tube that leads the external reproductive organs to the uterus in females.

  2. Uterus
    • Rationale:

      The uterus is an internal, not external, female reproductive organ. It is defined as the location for conception.

  3. Ovary
    • Rationale:

      The ovaries are internal, not external, female reproductive organs. It is defined as the female reproductive organ where eggs (i.e., ova) are produced.

  4. Clitoris
    • Rationale:

      The clitoris is an external female reproductive organ. It is defined as a sensitive and small erectile portion of the female genital that is located at the anterior end of the vulva.

Overview

The female reproductive system consists of internal and external organs.

Explanation

Learning Outcomes

The organs of the female reproductive system are classified as either external organs or internal organs. The external organs include the clitoris, labia majora, labia minora, mons pubis, perineal body, urethral meatus, and vaginal vestibule. The internal organs include the fallopian tubes, ovaries, uterus, and the vagina.

Test Taking Tip

Eliminate wrong answers! Consider each answer choice asking yourself, “Is this an external female reproductive organ?”

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