Vulva

external genital organs of the female mammal

The vulva is the part of the body of female mammals (including women) where the outside parts of the reproductive system can be seen.[1] The parts of the vulva that can be seen are the:

Human vulva
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Vulvas of different women (pubic hair removed in some cases)
Details
PrecursorGenital tubercle, urogenital folds
ArteryInternal pudendal artery
VeinInternal pudendal veins
NervePudendal nerve
LymphSuperficial inguinal lymph nodes
Identifiers
Latinpudendum muliebre
MeSHD014844
TAA09.2.01.001
FMA20462
Anatomical terminology
Detailed view of a human vulva (with anatomical features described): 1 - Clitoral Hood, 2. Clitoris, 3. Labia majora, 4. Urinary opening, 5. Labia minora, 6. Anus, 7. Vaginal opening, 8. Perineum

The mons pubis is the area of skin and fat above the other structures. It protects the other structures below it. The labia majora are thick areas of skin and fat located to the side of the urinary and vaginal openings. Smaller and thinner labia are the labia minora. These structures are connected to the hood of the clitoris . They are close to the vagina. Many people call the vagina when they mean the vulva. The vagina is the tube connecting the internal parts (the womb) to the vulva.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "CDC - Vaginal and Vulvar Cancers". www.cdc.gov. Retrieved 2018-08-11.
  2. "External Genitalia | SEER Training". training.seer.cancer.gov. Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  3. "How the female reproductive system works | girlshealth.gov". www.girlshealth.gov. Retrieved 2018-08-13.