The vulva is the external female genital region. The inner region is called the vagina, and is not part of the vulva. The vulva includes the labia, clitoris, urethral opening, and female pubic hair. Vulva disorders include vulvitis, which is inflammation (or infection) of the outer vulval region, and vulvovaginitis, which is an inflammation of both internal and external regions. Read more about: Vulval Symptoms, Vulval Disorders

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Vulva: The external genitalia of the female. It includes the Clitoris, the labia, the vestibule, and its glands.1

Anatomical Information about Vulva

The vulva is the external part of the female genitals, including the clitoris, the vaginal lips, the opening to the vagina, and the surrounding skin and tissue.

Anatomy of the vulva. The vulva includes the mons pubis, clitoris, urethral opening, inner and outer lips of the vagina, vaginal opening, and perineum.

Source: NCI (NIH)2

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  1. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  2. Source: NCI (NIH): types/ vulvar
  3. Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH): cms/ cegir/ Learn-More/ Glossary
  4. Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): vulvardisorders.html

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