The Labia Majora
Categories: Diseases of Women
There are two more or less prominent longitudinal folds
of cutaneous (pertaining to the skin) tissue, covered by hair and mucous
membrane, which is continuous with the mucous membrane of the genital
organs and urinary tract. They join at each extremity, forming the
anterior and posterior commissures (uniting together). Between the
posterior commissure (union) and the margin of the bowel is a space of
about an inch in extent, the Perineum. It is important to remember this
part, for it is often torn in labor, to a greater or less extent.
The labia are the analogue of the scrotum in the male.