Biological Female Anatomy
Most people have the same basic body parts—heads, arms, legs and feet. While we are mostly similar, we do have different reproductive and sexual organs. A person who is female or assigned the sex of female at birth typically has these parts that are visible on the outside of the body: the pubic mound, the inner and outer lips (or labia), the clitoris, the urethra, the vaginal opening and the anus.
People with vaginas also have a variety of internal reproductive organs, including ovaries, Fallopian or uterine tubes, a uterus and a vagina. When a person with a vagina goes through puberty, the ovaries begin to release tiny eggs about once a month. When one of the ovaries releases an egg, it travels down the Fallopian or uterine tubes toward the uterus. Each month when there is no pregnancy, the uterus sheds its extra lining and pushes it out through the vagina. This is what is commonly called “getting your period.”
It is important to take care of one’s sexual health by knowing what your body is like when it’s healthy and seeking medical care if anything should change with how your body functions, looks or smells.