labia minora


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labia minora

[‚lā·bē·ə mə′nȯr·ə]
(anatomy)
A pair of inner skin folds, at the inner surfaces of the labia majora, surrounding the vulva in the female.
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69) Labial reduction surgery, or labiaplasty, is the most common form of FGCS and typically involves removing a portion of the labia minora.
95) The sites of involvement include labia minora (50%), labia majora (40%), fourchette (7%), and clitoris (3%).
Estrogen receptors and their relation to neural receptive tissue of the labia minora.
The patients asking for labia minora surgery are usually between 30 and 40 years old.
For this comparison, the scores on the labia majora, labia minora, and mons pubis of each participant were averaged and subgroup means were compared.
The edema and induration extended along the labia minora to the clitoral hood.
These women had had their clitoris partially or totally removed and their labia minora removed.
Parmar begins her preface by relating the experience of a fourteen-year-old Egyptian girl and the graphic image of the child's agonizing death following the excision of her clitoris and labia minora.
Excision involves removal of part or all the clitoris and in some cases the adjacent parts of the labia minora; in infibulation or Pharaonic circumcision the clitoris and labia minora are removed and the anterior portion or more of the labia majora are removed and sutured together, covering the vagina except for a small opening.
The circumcision of females - the partial or full removal of the clitoris and the labia minora and majora - is still a fact of life for more Egyptian girls.
337) Accordingly, labiaplasty done for cosmetic reasons is in fact prohibited under the FGM Act because it involves the excision, or "cutting away," of the labia minora.
Labiaplasty -- Labiaplasty is a procedure to reduce the size or reshape the labia minora (small inner lips), the skin which surrounds the vaginal opening.