Just For Kids

The Doctor Words

It's important to learn the "doctor words" for your private parts.​

Lots of families use their own special words for private parts. That's okay! It's fine to use those at home. But sometimes, if you have a problem, you might need to talk to a trusted adult about your private parts. And if they are not in your family, they may not understand your family's special words. So that is why kids should know the kinds of "doctor words" that all adults are likely to understand.

Your Private Parts

Girls

DOCTOR WORDS

What do they mean?

GIRLS

 

Vulva: the outside part of a girl’s private part located under underpants. The vulva is found between a girl’s legs.

The word vulva means “cover”. It covers the opening to the vagina and other parts inside.

 

Vagina: the canal that leads from the uterus to the outside of the body.

 

Chest: a girl’s chest develops breasts as she get older. Breasts are located on the front of the chest.

 

Nipples: two darker, small, circle-shaped parts of the breast or chest.

 

Anus: an opening at the end of the digestive tract. It’s where poop comes out.  Boys and girls both have this part.

 

Buttocks: the parts of the body a person sits on. Everyone has them!

BOYS

 

Penis: the boy’s private part where the pee comes out. It hangs down in front of the scrotum.

 

Testicles: two round balls that are in a pouch called the scrotum. It can really hurt if somebody kicks you there!

 

Scrotum: the sack or pouch of skin that contains the testicles.

 

Anus: an opening at the end of the digestive tract. It’s where poop comes out. Boys and girls both have this part.

 

Buttocks: the parts of the body a person sits on. Everyone has one!

 

Note: Though boys have chests and nipples too, most boys don’t consider their chest or nipples private. Unlike girls, boys usually go swimming with just bathing trunks and their chests bare.

Definitions excerpted from I Said No!