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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.