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Added August 01, 2013

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Internal anatomy is the name for organs, etc., that you can't see because they're inside your body. Most of your female private parts are internal, below your belly, but closer to your backbone than your belly button. Look at the illustration as you read about the organs (female private parts) and you'll get a better picture of what's going on. 

  1. Vagina
  2. Cervix
  3. Uterus
  4. Endometrium
  5. Fallopian tubes
  6. Ovaries

 

1. Vagina (Vuh-JEYE-nuh)

The vagina, also called the birth canal, is inside of the body. It is the entrance to the reproductive system.

 

A lot happens in the vagina. You can see the opening of it below your urethra (the place you urinate from), but what you can't see is that the vagina goes up and into your body. It is a narrow "tunnel" about three to five inches long. The walls of the vagina are usually touching. It's a little like a balloon that hasn't been blown up (this is called a "potential space" an area that seems closed, but that can open up into a larger space). The vagina usually opens easily for a tampon or sexual intercourse.

 

During pregnancy, the vagina changes to accommodate a baby passing through. The vagina is where sperm from a man's penis is released into a woman's body during sexual intercourse. It's also where your menstrual flow leaves your body. (Note how the vagina slants from the small of your back toward your waist. This fact is important for inserting a tampon.)

 

2. Cervix (SER-Vicks)

The cervix is the lower part of the uterus, sometimes called the neck of the uterus. It's located at the top of the vagina. The cervix is about as wide as a quarter, but the opening in the center is only as large as a pencil point. There's mucus in the cervix that protects the rest of the reproductive anatomy from bacteria. Menstrual flow passes through the opening, then into the vagina, and then outside the body.

 

3. Uterus (YOU-ter-us)

The uterus is also commonly called "the womb." It is a pear-shaped organ about the size of your fist, that can grow and stretch large enough for complete development of an embryo and fetus. There are three openings to the uterus. At the bottom, the cervix opens into the vagina. At the top, two tubes are attached on either sidethese are called fallopian tubes.

 

4. Endometrium (en-doe-ME-tree-um)

The inner lining of the uterus is called the endometrium. This is the part of the uterus that gets full with blood each month, and is released from your body during your period if you're not pregnant.

 

5. Fallopian (fah-LOW-pee-un) tubes

These soft tubes go from the uterus to the ovaries (see below). The fallopian tubes are where eggs get fertilized; "fertilization" is the word for when an egg comes in contact with sperm and can therefore, develop into an embryo, then a fetus, and later, a baby. The fallopian tubes are the passageway where a fertilized egg travels to the uterus.

 

6. Ovaries (OH-ver-eez)

The fallopian tubes lead to the ovaries, which are oval-shaped places that hold eggs, or ova. Measuring about an inch and a half wide and an inch long, the two ovaries are located on either side of the uterus.

 

The ovaries hold all of a woman's eggs. Girls are born with all the eggs they'll ever haveabout 250,000 in each ovary. Once a girl goes through puberty, her body releases a mature egg each month.

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Posted September 07, 2014
My doctor checked my vagina and stuff and it was fine she made my take of my underwear and bar the I put on a paper robe and I pulled the robe off and I was totally exposed (I had privacy cause I wasn't comfortable with my mom on there).i was fine and she stick a tool up in there and poked around and I was fine then she pushed on my breasts and my butt. I kinda liked going because I like knowing I am healthy.
twinklegirl
twinklegirl
Posted August 12, 2014
girls some adivce is always keep your private parts clean and always have regular check ups with a doctor to maintain your health
Kellynic2627
Kellynic2627
Posted August 02, 2014
The reason why they check you out down there is to just make sure all's well & healthy! It's important, a little awkward at first lying on a table with vagina exposed & showing & having strange objects stuck up there! :). But it's for your own health!
puppygirl723
puppygirl723
Posted September 03, 2013
When I was at the doctor the girl doctor checked "down there" to see if it's ok
Destine02
Destine02
Posted July 24, 2013
I was at the doctors cause i needed a check up the girl doctor i had checked my underwear and said i was going to get my period in spring (it happened in march) and she told me all about it cause me and my mom didn't have "the talk" with me and I didn't really know she could just predict like that i just thought it was odd.
Posted July 24, 2014
ATTENTION! Girls who can't wait to develop breasts, and start their period... Stay strong, and enjoy it while it lasts! Trust me, a year into full fledged puberty, you'll understand what I mean!
jaibaby18103
jaibaby18103
Posted January 24, 2013
I am 13 and i want my period so bad!And my boobs are so small i wear a size 30-32A!I just want boobs and my period!Is there a way i can get my boobs to grow faste or make them look bigger?
phomo11
phomo11
Posted July 15, 2013
I used to have a male doctor, but I asked my mom if she could switch me to a female doctor, and she did. I am way more comfortable with that. If any of you girls out there want to switch to a female doctor, cuz you are no longer comfortable with a male doctor, just ask your mom to switch your doctor. If you're scared cuz, you've asked before, and your mom wasn't very understanding, or you're embarrassed, just say "hey mom, we need to talk." And say, "I don't feel comfortable with a male doctor anymore at my age, and can you please switch me to a female doctor?" "Please understand that I don't feel comfortable with a male doctor." Remember to be polite. Hope this helped.
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Posted July 18, 2013
why do they check you down there?
RainbowSocks
RainbowSocks
Posted July 15, 2013
@jaibaby18103 I was the exact same way, but trust me, enjoy your period free days while you can. It is no fun! Usually you will get awful cramps and headaches. Also, just let your boobs grow on your own. If it makes you feel better, you can buy a bra with a padding or start stuffing your bra.
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