The female gonads, or sexual glands, are the ovaries; they are the source of ova eggs and of the female sex hormones estrogens and progestogens. The fallopian, or uterine, tubes conduct ova to the uterus, which lies within the lesser or true pelvis. The uterus connects through the cervical canal with the vagina.
Digital vaginal examination at intervals of four hours is recommended for routine assessment of active first stage of labour in low-risk women. Managing Complications in Pregnancy and Childbirth: A guide for midwives and doctors. WHO recommendation on digital vaginal examination.
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NCBI Bookshelf. This PDQ cancer information summary has current information about the treatment of vaginal cancer. It is meant to inform and help patients, families, and caregivers. It does not give formal guidelines or recommendations for making decisions about health care.
The external female genital area is called the vulva. The outer folds of skin are called the labia majora, and the inner folds are called the labia minora. Within the labia minora is the vestibule.
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About Translations. The embryonic origin of the vagina has been a historically hotly debated issue with several different contributions and origins described. See also for external genitalia Integumentary System Development.
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Occasionally, the prolapse continues throughout pregnancy or recurs at parturition. The most common sign is a mass protruding from the vulva. Initially, the surface is smooth and glistening, but with prolonged exposure it becomes dry and fissures develop.