Thousands of dollars worth of anatomically bungled posters to be shredded

The federal health department has put out an immediate recall on 171 A3-sized posters of the female anatomy produced as part of the Labor government's Live Longer campaign and sent to Indigenous health services across the country.

Opposition Indigenous health spokesman Andrew Laming said the posters were a "fiasco", with embarrassing errors such as the lungs labelled stomach, an extra pancreas and ovaries labelled kidneys, along with arrows in the wrong places.

"The oesophagus runs into the lung," Dr Laming said in a statement