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A first major difference between the male and female urethra is the length, a male’s beingabout 20cm and a female’s about 4cm.The length of the male urethra allows for it to have 3distinct regions, the prostatic that passes through the prostate, the membranous that passesthrough the deep perineal muscles, and the spongy that passes through the penis to then exitthe body.The female urethra just is located behind the pubic symphysis and directly exits thebody between the clitoris and vaginal opening.Another major difference is that male sexualfluids also pass through the urethra, whereas that is an entirely different orifice in females.There are also differences in the male and female urethras on the cellular and muscular levels,especially affected by differences in length and parts of the body the urethra passes through ineach sex.A common health concern related to the urethra among females is urinary tract infections.
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