female prostate


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fe·male pros·tate

term sometimes applied to the periurethral glands in the upper part of the urethra in the female.

female prostate

A region of glandular tissue located around the female urethra that triggers the release of fluid via the urethra and possibly also the vagina wall during orgasm. “Skene’s glands” is the term preferred by most health professionals.
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Milan Zaviacic, professor of Pathology and Forensic Medicine at the Comenius University of Bratislava in Slovakia, fought for twenty years to get the International Committee on Anatomical Terminology to recognize the female prostate as a functioning anatomical structure: "It appears to be illogical to use the term prostate for the tissue in the male and a different term (Skene's glands and ducts of paraurethral glands and ducts) for the same tissue in the female.
The Human Female Prostate: From Vestigial Skene's Paraurethral Glands and Ducts to Woman's Functioning Prostate.
The female prostate glands are scattered throughout the length of the lower wall of the urethra, forming an angle that pushes into the vagina.