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Female external genitalia (vulva)

Female external genitalia.

The external female genitalia (vulva) include:

  • The opening of the vagina and the urethra.
  • The labia majora and minora. These are folds of skin that surround the opening of the vagina and urethra.
  • The clitoris. It is a small, sensitive structure that becomes stimulated during sexual activity.

Current as of: November 22, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
JoLynn Montgomery PA - Family Medicine