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The vulva is the genital area outside the body that surrounds the opening of the vagina and urethra. It also includes the small, sensitive structure (clitoris) that becomes stimulated during sexual activity and the folds of skin or lips (labia) that cover the opening of the vagina and urethra.
Current as of: August 2, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & JoLynn Montgomery PA - Family Medicine
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