Figure 1-1. Female reproductive system.
c. Labia Minora. The labia minora are two folds of skin lying within the labia
majora and also enclosing the vestibule. In front, each labium minus ("minus" is the
singular form of "minora") divides into two folds. The fold above the clitoris is called the
prepuce of the clitoris. The fold below is the frenulum. No pubic hair is on these
d. Clitoris. The clitoris is a small projection of sensitive, erectile tissue which
corresponds to the male penis. The female urethra, however, does not pass through
the clitoris. As in the male penis, the clitoris is covered by prepuce.
e. Urinary Meatus. The urinary meatus is the small opening of the urethra
which is located between the clitoris and the vagina.
f. Vaginal Orifice. This is the opening to the vagina from the outside.
g. Bartholin's Glands. These are bean-shaped glands located on each side of
the vaginal orifice. They provide lubrication of the vagina.
h. Perineum. The perineum is the area between the vaginal orifice (opening)
and the anus.