labia majora


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labia majora

(mə-jôr′ə)
pl.n.
The two outer rounded folds of adipose tissue that lie on either side of the vaginal opening and form the external lateral boundaries of the vulva.

labia majora

sing. labium majus [mā′jəs]
two long lips of skin, one on each side of the vaginal orifice outside the labia minora. They extend from the anterior labial commissure to the posterior labial commissure and form the lateral boundaries of the pudendal cleft. Each labium contains areolar tissue, fat, and a thin layer of nonstriated muscle. In some women the outer surface of each lip may be covered with coarse pubic hair. The embryonic derivations of the labia majora and the scrotum are homologous.

labia majora

The larger outer folds of the labia (the mucocutaneous tissue that comprise the outer portal of the vagina).

la·bi·a ma·jo·ra

(lā'bē-ă mă-jōr'ă)
Plural of labium majus.

Labia majora

Major lips; mounds of tissue forming the lateral boundaries of the vulva.
Mentioned in: Vulvodynia
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Article 38 of the Convention, entitled 'Female genital mutilation', states: 'Parties shall take the necessary legislative or other measures to ensure that the following intentional conducts are criminalised: a) excising, infibulating or performing any other mutilation to the whole or any part of a woman's labia majora, labia minora or clitoris; b) coercing or procuring a woman to undergo any of the acts listed in point a; c) inciting, coercing or procuring a girl to undergo any of the acts listed in point a.
But what characterizes infibulation/reinfibulation and distinguishes these procedures from excision is that they obstruct the vaginal opening by creating a covering or seal out of the labia majora or minora, (67) Accordingly, the law's prohibition on infibulation should also cover reinfibulation, which involves recreating such a seal after it has been removed to facilitate childbirth.
54-67) In a Taiwanese series of 18 cases of vulvar syringoma, lesions were most common in women during the third decade, most often (11 of 18; 61%) presenting as multiple, flesh-colored or brownish papules on the labia majora.
4,5) It appears as a white-to-red, scaling or macerated, infiltrated, eroded, or ulcerated plaque, most frequently observed on the labia majora and scrotum.
Dit behels die afsny van die klitoris, die labia minora, of soms die labia majora van 'n meisie se vulva.
Defibulation is a surgical procedure to open the scar which has formed, expose the introitus and create new labia majora.
We're talking waxing your labia majora as well as between your cheeks.
Spehr (2007) reports an occasional need for future correction of labia majora, shortening of the perineal space, and reforming of the mons pubis.
Physical examination revealed a single, raised, circular lesion with central ulceration on the right labia majora.
Of the 166 physicians surveyed, 38% did not accurately identify the hymen, 28% did not accurately identify the urethra, and 21% did not accurately identify the labia majora (Child Maltreat.
The first time having sexual intercourse will often be extremely painful, and infibulated women will need the labia majora to be opened, to allow their partner access to the vagina.
A second vulvar condition, lichen simplex chronicus, is characterized by thick, lichenified skin of the labia majora and interlabial sulcus, accompanied by erosions, fissuring, and tears in the skin that result from the patient's scratching in her sleep, said Dr.