I was reading that apparently the woman has a prostate (skeene gland) but I am not entirely sure and the information I found is somewhat old. I would like to know if the medical community accepts that the woman has a prostate.


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  • Hi, welcome to the site. Where did you read this? If you want something you read assessed, you need to edit your question and add a link to it. We need to be able to see what was said and by whom. – Carey Gregory Feb 7 at 21:43
  • The Wikipedia article you've linked lists resources younger than 2010. This makes me wonder what time span you're thinking about when you write that the information you've found "is somewhat old". What would be an acceptable currentness? – Arsak Feb 12 at 9:08

The prostate is a gland that secretes about 1/3 of the seminal fluid. To my knowledge, no such gland has been described in human females. Should it be described, these glands should share the histological, secreting, functions, and anatomical features of the male prostate (in particular, they should synthesize exactly the same proteins and ions, share the same anatomical location, and participate in semen biochemistry). Quoting from the wikipedia article: 'Skene's glands are not, however, explicit prostate glands themselves'.

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    Hi, welcome to MedSci. Answers here are required to provide supporting references. So, for example, your quote from Wikipedia should include a link to that quote. And better than Wikipedia would be the sources they're relying on. – Carey Gregory Feb 16 at 17:24
  • I would like to have this article but you have to pay :( smr.jsexmed.org/article/S2050-0521(17)30052-5/fulltext – eraldcoil Feb 17 at 1:34

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