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Do women have a prostate?

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According to the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, the Skene's glands and ducts found in females are homologous to the male prostate. The source uses the term "female prostate" to refer to this structure.

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The journal article notes that the female prostate is of clinical significance and that various studies have substantiated its existence unequivocally. The authors go on to state that, given the existence of prostatic tissue in females, the term "female prostate" can be applied to the Skene's glands and ducts. Calling the structure the female prostate is more accurate than any other terminology because the structure is not of an extraprostatic nature.

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