Outline Female Sex Anatomy

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Female Sex Anatomy Vulva Underlying structures Internal Structures
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The Vulva What is the vulva? People often refer to women’s genitals as her vagina, But the vulva refers to her external genitals – what sits between a naked woman’s legs Many women do not know what their genitals look like For women, examining one’s own genitals increases sexual comfort Allows women to monitor for changes related to health
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The Vulva Vulva is the term for all external female genital structures Appearance varies from person to person Mons Veneris – fleshy mound on top of pubic bone usually covered with pubic hair Labia majora – outer lips Labia minora – inner lips Inner lips are attached to hood of clitoris
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The Vulva (cont.) Clitoris (analogous to penis) Parts Shaft has cavernous bodies like penis which engorge with blood during sexual arousal internal crura are inner most tips of cavernous bodies that connect to pelvic bone clitoral hood only function = sexual arousal Clitoral stimulation most common way woman achieve orgasm
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The Vulva (cont.) Vestibule – area of vulva inside labia minora Rich in blood vessels and nerve endings –sensitive to touch urethral opening vaginal introitus (opening) Hymen- tissue partially covering vaginal opening Protects vaginal tissues early in life but no other function
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2009 for the course BIO 30 taught by Professor Kahn during the Spring '09 term at UC Riverside.

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