The vulva is the external, visible part of the female genitalia. The vulva comprises
the following structures:
The mons pubis, a skin-covered pad of fat over the
pelvic joint that is covered by coarse hair in the adult female.
The clitoris, an erectile structure similar to the penis in males.
The labia minor, which is composed of fatty tissue
and surrounds the opening of the vagina.
The labia major, which contains hair follicles and sweat and sebaceous
glands; the labia major is modified on the inner surface by the
labia minor, which is moist and does not contain hair follicles.
Bartholin's glands, two
bean-shaped glands located on either side of the vaginal opening that
secrete lubricating fluid.