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'Sigmon BA, Royko T, 1995: The Female Prostate. Anthropologie (Brno) 33, 1-2: 131-134'.
The study of the human reproductive system has been more influenced by cultural other body system. attitudes than any The views that a culture has on sexuality affects whatpeople think is valid in biology. The anatomist, embryologisto r morphologist, on the other hand, look at the biology of this system as they would any of the other biological systems. They describe what they observe with as little value judgment as possible. But even so, scientists see with limits, which are the cultural attitudes of the society in which they live. As a result, certain aspects of the human reproductive tract have been overlooked, incorrectly interpreted or assumed to be something that the biology says is not so. The paper being presented here is concerned with one of these areas in the reproductive tract, specifically the ontogeny, embryology and evolution of the prostate gland. Its development andfunction is well known in the male, but there is still controversy in the scientific literature over its developmenta ndfunction in thefemale. We will present evidence that sheds light on this area of controversy, proposing that both old and new investigations into the subject suggest that the prostate gland continues to develop in the adult female as well as the male, and that there is similarity in its function in both sexes.
Human reproductive system - Evolution of the gland

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