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The Labia Minora

Categories: Diseases of Women

These are two smaller folds situated within the labia
majora, extending from the clitoris, downward and outward for about one

and one-half inches on each side of the vaginal opening. At their

convergence at the clitoris each lip (labium) divides into two folds and

these surround the glans (clitoris) forming its covering (prepuce) above

and the bridle (frenum) below. These lips (labia) are composed of mucous

membrane covered by a thin epithelial layer. They contain a network of

vessels and numerous large mucous crypts (small sacs or follicles) which

secrete a quantity of (fatty) matter.