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vulva

 [vul´vah]
the external genital organs in the female. Two pairs of skin folds protect the vaginal opening, one on each side. The larger outer folds are the labia majora and the more delicate inner folds are the labia minora. In a virgin, a thin membrane called the hymen usually partially covers the opening of the vagina; it is normally well perforated and permits the menstrual flow, and when it is not a minor surgical procedure may be necessary. The upper or forward ends of the labia minora join around the clitoris, a small projection that is composed of erectile tissue like the male penis and has erotic functions. The opening of the urethra, which empties urine from the bladder, lies between the clitoris and the vagina. See also female reproductive organs. adj., adj vul´val, vul´var.

vul·va

, pl.

vul·'vae

(vŭl'vă), [TA]
[NA] The external genitalia of the female, composed of the mons pubis, the labia majora and minora, the clitoris, the vestibule of the vagina and its glands, and the opening of the urethra and of the vagina.
Synonym(s): cunnus, trema (2)
[L. a wrapper or covering, seed covering, womb, fr. volvo, to roll]

vulva

/vul·va/ (vul´vah) [L.] the external genital organs of the female, including the mons pubis, labia majora and minora, clitoris, and vestibule of the vagina.vul´valvul´var
fused vulva  synechia vulvae.

vulva

(vŭl′və)
n. pl. vul·vas also vul·vae (-vē)
The external genitals of the female, including the labia majora, labia minora, clitoris, and vestibule of the vagina.

vul′val, vul′var (-vər, -vär′)(-vāt′, -vĭt), vul′vate′ (-vāt′, -vĭt) adj.
vul′vi·form′ (-və-fôrm′) adj.

vulva

See pudendum.

vulva

The outer surface of the female genitalia, which develops embryologically  from the genital tubercle and urogenital folds. Its vascularity is supplied by the internal pudendal artery and the internal pudendal veins, and it is innervated by the pudendal nerve.

Structures
Labia majora and minora, mons pubis, clitoris, bulb of vestibule, vulval vestibule, greater and lesser vestibular glands, and the opening of the vagina.

menopause

Change of life, climacteric, 'time of life'  Gynecology The cessation of menstrual activity due to failure to form ovarian follicles, which normally occurs age 45–50 Clinical Menstrual irregularity, vasomotor instability, 'hot flashes', irritability or psychosis, ↑ weight, painful breasts, dyspareunia, ↑/↓ libido, atrophy of urogenital epithelium and skin, ASHD, MI, strokes and osteoporosis–which can be lessened by HRT. See Estrogen replacement therapy, Hot flashes, Male menopause, Premature ovarian failure, Premature menopause. Cf Menarche.
Menopause–”…what a drag it is getting old.” Jagger, Richards
Bladder Cystourethritis, frequency/urgency, stress incontinence
Breasts ↓ Size, softer consistency, sagging
Cardiovascular Angina, ASHD, CAD
Endocrine Hot flashes
Mucocutaneous Atrophy, dryness, pruritus, facial hirsutism, dry mouth
Neurologic Psychological, sleep disturbances
Pelvic floor Uterovaginal prolapse
Skeleton  Osteoporosis, fractures, low back pain
Vagina Bloody discharge, dyspareunia, vaginitis
Vocal cords Deepened voice
Vulva  Atrophy, dystrophy, pruritus

vul·va

, pl. vulvae (vŭl'vă, -vē) [TA]
The external genitalia of the female, composed of the mons pubis, the labia majora and minora, the clitoris, the vestibule of the vagina and its glands, and the opening of the urethra and of the vagina.
[L. a wrapper or covering, seed covering, womb, fr. volvo, to roll]

vulva

(vul'va) (vul've?, 'vi?) plural.vulvae [L. vulva, covering]
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VULVA: Inferior view of the perineum
That portion of the female external genitalia lying posterior to the mons veneris, consisting of the labia majora, labia minora, clitoris, vestibule of the vagina, vaginal opening, Bartholin's glands. See: illustrationvulvalvulvar (vul'val) (vul'var), adjective

vulva connivens

Vulvar agglutination.

vulva hians

Vulva in which the labia majora are gaping.

vulva

The female external genitalia, comprising the mons pubis, the two pairs of LABIA, the area between the labia minora, and the entrance to the VAGINA.

vulva

the external genitalia of the female mammal, surrounding the external opening of the VAGINA, and consisting of mons pubis, labia majora, labia minora, CLITORIS, vestibule and vestibular glands.

Vulva

Pendum; the external female genitalia including the mons pubis, labia majora and minor, clitoris, vestibule, glands, and the vaginal opening.

vulva

the external genital organs in the female.
In primates two pairs of skin folds protect the vaginal opening, one on each side. The larger outer folds are the labia majora, and the more delicate inner folds are the labia minora. In carnivora and ungulates only one pair of labia is present. There is no hymen in the human sense in most domestic animal species but young fillies may have a thin membrane partially covering the opening of the vagina. Maiden bitches may also have a constriction of the vagina which interferes with intromission. A state of imperforate hymen in heifers and unmated bitches may cause accumulation of uterine exudates.
The clitoris, a small projection that is composed of erectile tissue like the male penis, is concealed deep in the vestibule of domestic animals. The opening of the urethra lies between the clitoris and the vagina and marks off the deepest portion of the vestibule. See also female reproductive organs.

rosebud vulva
small, infantile vulva in an adult. Most common in sows. Usually accompanies infantile uterine horns and nonfunctional ovaries.
skyhooked vulva
tipped vulva (below).
tipped vulva
the dorsal commissure is almost as low as the ventral commissure because the whole vulva is tipped forward at the top. Difficulty may be encountered by the boar attempting to mate a sow with this defect.
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We can thus read the image in relation to text that posits VULVA as an anthropomorphized, or at least personal-pronouned, organ-consciousness.
De joven, Paz mira en la vulva "un pozo de agua dormida" donde va a beber un "caballo de espuma".
The study found that women who had initially viewed the modified vulvas identified the modified images in the second screening as more normal than the non-modified vulvas.
It reminded me of those feminist books of the 70s like A New View of a Woman's Body, when they took pictures of hundreds of vulvas to show a complete variety instead of the shy and modest vulva of medical books that made us all look like abnormals.
If trying on a new vulva was not appealing, participants were also invited to participate in Betty Dodson's The Vulva Drawings, by coloring drawings" of vulvas (see photo) and writing a letter to university women's centers across the nation advocating for the provision of improved, extensive body and sexuality education.
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En todos estos nuevos hallazgos se trata de manchas, trazos y puntos no figurativos, salvo el caso de una posible vulva realizada en un hoyo "ovalado" natural, existente en el mismo gran panel de caballos y unos trazos negros cortos que acompanan a un reborde rocoso natural y que pueden quiza representar un bovido.
Este trabajo avizora lo que su autor querra llamar una aletheia de la vulva ?
And in Japan, annual vagina festivals celebrate a variety of types of vulvas, especially the coveted "butterfly" lips.
These days I think about vulvas almost constantly, only now I do so as a cultural anthropologist.
The new discovery, uncovered at a site called Abri Castanet in France, consists mainly of circular carvings most likely meant to represent the vulva.
For the demonstration, we prepared signs and chants, got police permission, and wrote a two-minute piece of street theater entitled "Dr IFFA and the Two Vulvas," with Dr IFFA standing for Dr Interest Free Financing Available, a reference to the financing schemes FGCS surgeons advertised on their sites.