Nature Live Online: Why Have Vaginas Been Overlooked in Natural Science?

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Vaginas in the natural world have been neglected for too long.

Genitals and their variability and diversity have amazed and puzzled zoologists through the ages. However, penises have always got all the attention, vaginas being reduced to the place where penises fit. But recent research is demonstrating that vaginas are also highly diverse and not mere receptacles. From intricate morphology to complex ways of avoiding fertilisation, join Dr Natalie Cooper and Cristina Torrente in a chat about vaginas, sexual organs, and biased biology.

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