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List the components of the female external genitalia

Mons pubis, labia majora, labia minora, clitoris, vaginal vestibule and greater vestibular glands. Analogous to male structures but different in the failure of midline fusion.


Describe the structure of and inferior boundaries of the mons pubis

Hairy skin and subcutaneous fat extending back into the labia major


Describe the labia majora

Fatty cutaneous folds with found ligament ending in the front of each labium. Note anterior and posterior commisure


Descrive the labia minora

Cutaneous folds without fat, providing orifice boundaries and splitting around the clitoris


What analogous structure forms the clitoris?

Two miniature corpus cavernosae


What does the vestibule contains?

The external urethral meatus and orifice and ducts


How does the female perineal membrane differ from the male?

It is wider than the male but is weaker, pierced transversely by the vagina. It provides ishiocavernosus muscle to the clitoris and supports bulbospongiosus muscle.


What glands are found in the vestibule and where?

Greater vestibular glands lie at 4 and 8 o'clock, each with a 2cm duct to a bulbourethral gland
Letter vestibular glands are minute openings between the urethra and vagina


What does the deep perineal pouch contain?

It is traversed by the urethra and vagina and contains urethral sphincters and transverse musles.


How does the female perineal body differ from the male?

It is much more mobile