external genitalia


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ex·ter·nal gen·i·ta·li·a

the vulva in the female, and the penis and scrotum in the male.

secondary sex characteristic

Endocrinology The constellation of changes in hair distribution, body configuration, and genital size in boys or girls at the time of puberty
Secondary Sex characteristic–
External genitalia Penis ↑ in length/diameter; scrotum becomes pigmented and rugose
Internal genitalia Prostate, bulbourethral glands, and seminal vesicle enlarge, begin to secrete
Body Shoulders broaden, muscle mass ↑
Hair Hair, hair, everywhere; beard, back, chest, anus
Mental More aggressive, sexual interest awakens
Skin Sebaceous glands ↑, 'Zit Follies' begin
Voice Larynx, vocal cords ↑ in size and/or length; voice deepens
Secondary Sex characteristic–
External genitalia ↑ Size breast, vagina
Internal genitalia ↑ Size uterus
Body Shoulders are narrow, hips broad, thighs converge and arms diverge–broad carrying angle
Hair More scalp hair, less body hair, ♀ escutcheon
Voice Nada; voice unchanged

ex·ter·nal gen·i·ta·li·a

(eks-tĕr'năl jen'i-tā'lē-ă)
The vulva and clitoris in the female, and the penis and scrotum in the male.

external genitalia

The penis and scrotum in the male; the labia majora and minora, clitoris and mons pubis in the female.

genitalia

see genital system.

external genitalia
vulva of the female, testes, penis of the male.
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External genitalia was male type with micropenis & testicles
Tanner stage I breast development, absent axillary and pubic hair and external genitalia were the infantile female characteristic.
Stained or bloody underclothing - Frequent complaints of stomachaches or headaches n Venereal or sexually transmitted diseases - Bruises or bleeding in external genitalia - Feeling threatened by physical contact - Premature understanding of sex - Frequent urinary or yeast infections n Signs of emotional injury and speech disorders.
They are teaching children that they must pick and model the gender performance that goes with their external genitalia if they are to be acceptable.
Circumcision refers to the removal of only the prepuce and grossly understates the damage that is done with most forms of FGC, which include the removal of the clitoris and in some cases all of the external genitalia, and closure of the remnant tissue (infibulation) to leave only a narrow opening.
PUBLISHER Allen Lane wanted a "dignified, yet flippant" symbol for his new range ofPENGUINS have no external genitalia, so it is impossible to tell a penguin's sex without chromosome testing.
Influenced by genes and hormones, particularly towards the beginning of the second trimester, the gonadal tissue and other related structures differentiate and migrate, forming ovaries, oviducts, the uterus and upper region of the vagina in females, to merge with the forming external genitalia of clitoris, an independent urethra, labia, and the lower vagina.
The perineum is the external aspect of the pelvic outlet from the levator ani muscles through to the perineal skin, external genitalia and openings of the genitourinary and gastrointestinal tracts.
Certain hormonal disorders, such as androgen insensitivity syndrome ("AIS") and 5-Alpha-Reductase Deficiency ("5-A-R D"), cause the external genitalia to be incongruent with the individual's chromosomes.
It comprised of her skeleton and two bottles containing her brain and external genitalia that had been put on dispaly at the Musee de L'Homme (museum of mankind) in Paris until 1974.
In this paper we briefly describe the normal development of the male external genitalia and review the prevalence, etiology, risk factors, and epidemiology of hypospadias.