Labia majora - Definition

March 2017


Definition


The labia majora are located on the exterior of the female genitalia, called the vulva. They are flaps of skin that extend from the pubis to the anus and cover the other reproductive organs. These labia also serve to protect the opening to the vagina, clitoris, and urethra. The size and aspect of the labia majora vary from one woman to another, which can cause embarrassment if they are considered too large. The medical problems related to the labia majora primarily concern infection and skin irritation.

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