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Q & A with Dr. Cullins: Body

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    Can women really ejaculate?

    During orgasm, only one out of 10 women ejaculate. Their ejaculate is a fluid that is very similar to the fluid produced by the prostate gland in men. The "prostatic" fluid in women may be secreted by the Skene's glands located in the vulva near the opening of the urethra. These glands, though much smaller than the male prostate, are similar enough in function that some scientists are considering renaming them "prostate" glands. Other glands may also be involved in female ejaculation.

Published: 09.27.03 | Updated: 08.14.06

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