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Vulva


The vulva is the area surrounding the opening of the vagina. The vulva includes the small, sensitive structure (clitoris) that becomes stimulated during sexual activity and the folds of skin or lips (labia) that cover the vagina and the opening of the tube leading from the bladder (urethra).

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerKirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Last RevisedFebruary 22, 2012

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