Female External Anatomy (Vulva)

  • Labia: The labia has two parts, the inner lips—or folds of skin—which surround the urethral and vaginal openings and the outer lips which are pads of skin that protect the delicate tissue in this area. Pubic hair can grow on the outer labia and/or around them.
  • Opening of urethra: The tube where urine passes out of the body. It is located above the opening to the vagina.
  • Opening of vagina: The passageway that leads to the vagina. This is where menstrual fluid (also known as a period) leaves the body. Also, during birth, a baby usually leaves the birth mother’s body through this opening.
  • Anus: The opening where feces (poop) comes out.
  • Clitoris: A small, very sensitive organ, about the size and shape of a pea, located just above the opening to the urethra.
Why should we use these scientific words?

It will help us:

  • respect our bodies and other people's bodies.
  • feel good about our bodies.
  • talk to parents or doctors about our bodies.