The urogenital system, also known as the genitourinary system, is responsible for the production, storage, and elimination of urine, as well as the production and transport of gametes (sperm and eggs) for reproduction. It consists of the kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, urethra, and reproductive organs including the testes, epididymis, vas deferens, prostate, seminal vesicles, ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, and vagina.
For nurses, understanding the anatomy and function of the urogenital system is crucial for providing comprehensive patient care. They must be able to recognize and assess symptoms of urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted infections, kidney disease, and other urological disorders. Nurses also play a vital role in providing education on sexual health and reproductive issues, including contraception, fertility, and pregnancy.