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In anatomy, the urethra is a tube which connects the urinary bladder to the outside of the body. The urethra has an excretory function in both genders to pass urine to the outside, and also a reproductive function in the male, as a passage for sperm.
Transobturator sling surgery shows promise for stress urinary incontinence

Transobturator sling surgery shows promise for stress urinary incontinence

Study reveals long-term benefits of stress urinary incontinence surgery

Study reveals long-term benefits of stress urinary incontinence surgery

Common cold virus strain could be a breakthrough in bladder cancer treatment

Common cold virus strain could be a breakthrough in bladder cancer treatment

Broader monitoring of patients needed to reduce post-hospitalization UTIs

Broader monitoring of patients needed to reduce post-hospitalization UTIs

Study finds no link between infant deaths and exposure to waste incinerators

Study finds no link between infant deaths and exposure to waste incinerators

Scientists identify two genes that may play a role in prostate enlargement

Scientists identify two genes that may play a role in prostate enlargement

UT Southwestern study suggests why UTIs have high recurrence rate in postmenopausal women

UT Southwestern study suggests why UTIs have high recurrence rate in postmenopausal women

Scientists discover first gene involved in lower urinary tract obstruction

Scientists discover first gene involved in lower urinary tract obstruction

Study seeks to better understand the genetic causes for hypospadias

Study seeks to better understand the genetic causes for hypospadias

FDA authorizes marketing of new test to aid in the diagnosis of M. gen. infections

FDA authorizes marketing of new test to aid in the diagnosis of M. gen. infections

FDA grants clearance to Hologic’s assay for detection of common sexually transmitted infections

FDA grants clearance to Hologic’s assay for detection of common sexually transmitted infections

Scientists aim to find genetic causes of developmental abnormalities in the vagina and uterus

Scientists aim to find genetic causes of developmental abnormalities in the vagina and uterus

Study shows high rates of antibiotic overuse in patients undergoing common urological procedures

Study shows high rates of antibiotic overuse in patients undergoing common urological procedures

Childbirth delivery mode linked with woman’s risk of developing pelvic floor disorders

Childbirth delivery mode linked with woman’s risk of developing pelvic floor disorders

Engineers develop non-invasive method for detecting bladder cancer

Engineers develop non-invasive method for detecting bladder cancer

Japan-India collaboration results in new treatment approach for male urethral stricture

Japan-India collaboration results in new treatment approach for male urethral stricture

NTU and TTSH join forces to improve doctor-patient communication

NTU and TTSH join forces to improve doctor-patient communication

Knowledge of sex differences in lower urinary tract may help stimulate breakthroughs in diagnosis, management

Knowledge of sex differences in lower urinary tract may help stimulate breakthroughs in diagnosis, management

Women who drink more water experience fewer bladder infections, study finds

Women who drink more water experience fewer bladder infections, study finds

NeoTract presents new clinical data from studies of UroLift System for patients with BPH

NeoTract presents new clinical data from studies of UroLift System for patients with BPH