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posteriorly to rectal lymphatic plexus The Clitoris The clitoris consists of two small erectile cavernous bodies terminating in a glans consisting of erectile tissue covered by the prepuce.

The uterus increases in weight only during the first half of pregnancy; further enlargement in volume is achieved by thinning-out of the uterine walls. Growth of the Uterus The newborn uterus is made up of a relatively large cervix and a very small body with no fundus. Subsequently the body grows faster to form two-thirds of the mature organ. At birth the long axis of the uterus corresponds to that of the vagina, but gradually inclines forwards with growth. Blood Supply The main blood supply is from the uterine artery, which may arise directly from the internal iliac or arise in common with another branch, especially the superior vesical.

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