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bacterial vaginosis

An overgrowth of bacteria in the vagina; characterized by itching, burning, or pain, and possibly a "fishy" smelling discharge

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cervix

The lower third, or neck, of the uterus

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`chlamydia

A sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis

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fallopian tubes

The tubes that connect each ovary with the uterus and are the primary location for fertilization of the ovum

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gonorrhea

A sexually transmitted disease caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae

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labia majora

Outer fleshy "lips" covered with pubic hair that protect the vagina

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labia minora

Inner fleshy "lips" devoid of pubic hair that protect the vagina

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ovaries

The primary female reproductive organs that produce an ovum, or egg, that if fertilized, will develop into a fetus

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ovulation

The process in which an ovum is released from a follicle

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pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

An infection of the fallopian tubes and the surrounding tissues of the pelvis

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perineum

The area of the skin between the vagina and the anus

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rape

Sexual intercourse inflicted forcibly on another person, against that person's will

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sexual assault

An attack against a person that is sexual in nature, the most common of which is rape

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uterus

The muscular organ where the fetus grows, also called the womb; responsible for contractions during labor

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vagina

The outermost cavity of a woman's reproductive system; the lower part of the birth canal