How do I find my urethra to insert an intermittent catheter?
The urethra is a tube that connects to the urinary bladder for the removal of urine from the body.
For men, the urethral opening is located at the tip of the penis and is easy to find. However, women often find locating their urethra a little more difficult, as it’s more hidden away. For women, the urethral opening is a small opening located below the clitoris and above the vagina. Female catheter users can use a standing mirror or hand-held mirror to first help locate the urethra before inserting the intermittent catheter.