|This picture shows what a woman’s reproductive system looks like from the side. It also shows all the parts of the clitoris. Everything dark in this picture (including the inner lip) is part of the clitoris. You can see that the clitoris goes deep into her body. The uterus and the clitoris are connected by a ligament. The ligament helps the uterus stay in the right position.Some people ask, “If the clitoris is cut, is this ligament also hurt? If the ligament is hurt, is childbirth more difficult?”
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Drawings copyright © 2006 by Suzann Gage. Text copyright by Katie Singer © 2006.