Female Penis, Male Vagina: First Case of Genital Reversal in Nature Reported

April 17, 2014 4:36 PM

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Female Penis, Male Vagina: First Case of Genital Reversal in Nature Reported

Females with penislike genitals and males with vaginalike organs are cases of a new extreme reversal of sex roles researchers have discovered in little-known cave insects.

These are the first examples of animals with genitalia that reverse the traditional sex roles, and the discovery could shed light on the conflict between the sexes in the animal kingdom, investigators said.

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