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  Anatomy: Pink Parts - Female Sexual Anatomy | Scarleteen
The vagina is only one part of these organs, and not the whole of them, and many people mistakenly call the vulva the vagina.
Your vagina may be wetter or dryer right now depending on your menstrual cycle.
If you put your finger inside your vagina, towards your belly, not your back, you may feel a spongy length of tissue that is a bit like the roof of your mouth in texture (if you have short fingers, you may not be able to).
www.scarleteen.com /body/female_anatomy.html   (2131 words)

  XI. Splanchnology. 3d. 4. The Vagina. Gray, Henry. 1918. Anatomy of the Human Body.
—The anterior surface of the vagina is in relation with the fundus of the bladder, and with the urethra.
Its posterior surface is separated from the rectum by the rectouterine excavation in its upper fourth, and by the rectovesical fascia in its middle two-fourths; the lower fourth is separated from the anal canal by the perineal body.
As the terminal portions of the ureters pass forward and medialward to reach the fundus of the bladder, they run close to the lateral fornices of the vagina, and as they enter the bladder are slightly in front of the anterior fornix.
www.bartleby.com /107/269.html   (683 words)

The vagina, (from Latin, literally "sheath" or "scabbard") is the tubular tract leading from the uterus to the exterior of the body in female placental mammals and marsupials, or to the cloaca in female birds, monotremes, and some reptiles.
In common speech, the term "vagina" is often used inaccurately to refer to the vulva or female genitals generally; strictly speaking, the vagina is a specific internal structure and the vulva is the exterior genitalia only.
The human vagina is an elastic muscular canal that extends from the cervix to the vulva.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Vagina   (776 words)

  Vagina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The vagina, (from latin, literally "sheath" or "scabbard") is the tubular tract leading from the uterus to the exterior of the body in female placental mammals and marsupials, or to the cloaca in female birds, monotremes, and some reptiles.
Female insects and other invertebrates also have a vagina, which is the terminal part of the oviduct.
In common speech, the term "vagina" is often used to refer to the vulva or female genitals generally; strictly speaking the vagina is a specific internal structure and the vulva is the exterior genitalia only.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vagina   (440 words)

 Vagina dentata - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The myth of the vagina dentata in the Western world was popularized chiefly by Sigmund Freud, who found that it neatly meshed with his theories concerning castration anxiety.
Freud bestowed this name on the phenomenon, inspired by a number of legends about women with vaginas which were supposed to contain teeth or other weapons, and with which they were supposed to be able to murder or castrate their sexual partners.
The actual vagina is of course not able to bite, as the pubococcygeus muscles are not as strong as a human jaw.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vagina_dentata   (1201 words)

 Vagina definition - Womens Health and Medical Information on MedicineNet.com
Vagina: The muscular canal extending from the cervix to the outside of the body.
The cervix protrudes slightly into the vagina, and it is through a tiny hole in the cervix (the os) that sperm make their way toward the internal reproductive organs.
The "sword" in the case of the anatomic vagina was the penis.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=5951   (291 words)

 Your Vagina: Get To Know It Better
It is structurally connected to the labia minora or inner lips of the vagina.
The vagina tends to be fairly acidic (sperm tend to be more of a base or alkaline).
The vagina is sometimes referred to as the 'front door to life', one day you may even deliver a baby through it.
www.coolnurse.com /vagina.htm   (1183 words)

 Vaginal Hypoplasia
It should be noted that because of the vagina's natural elasticity and because it tends to expand with arousal, the unstretched length of the vagina is usually less than the length it achieves with penetration.
A vagina is formed from a transplanted length of patient's colon (gut), tied at one end and moved down to new position with blood supply intact (also known as colovaginoplasty).
The vagina is not constructed during the operation (under anaesthetic) to place the traction sutures, but is formed by the stretching forces applied once the patient has recovered from this.
www.medhelp.org /www/ais/31_HPLASIA.HTM   (4395 words)

 Discovery Health :: Vagina
The vagina is the female internal sex organ that begins on the outside at the vaginal opening and extends about three to five inches inside, ending at the cervix, or neck of the uterus (womb).
Because of its muscular tissue, the vagina has the ability to expand and contract, like a balloon, allowing a baby to pass through during childbirth, or adjusting to fit snugly around a tampon, a finger or any size penis.
The outer one-third of the vagina, especially near the opening, contains nearly 90 percent of the vaginal nerve endings and therefore is much more sensitive to touch than the inner two-thirds of the vaginal barrel.
health.discovery.com /centers/sex/sexpedia/vagina.html   (469 words)

 Vaginal cancer : Cancerbackup   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The vagina is a muscular tube that extends from the opening of the womb (cervix) to the folds of skin (vulva) between a woman's legs.
Secondary cancers in the vagina are more common than primary vaginal cancer, and usually come from the neck of the womb (cervix), the lining of the womb (endometrium), or from nearby organs such as the bladder or bowel.
Radiotherapy causes shortening and narrowing of the vagina, and to prevent this you will be advised by your doctor or gynaecology nurse to use a dilator (a plastic or glass tube) each day during and for some time after the treatment.
www.cancerbackup.org.uk /Cancertype/Vagina/Vaginalcancer   (2978 words)

Vagina (n.) A sheath; a theca; as, the vagina of the portal vein.
Vagina (n.) Specifically, the canal which leads from the uterus to the external orifice if the genital canal, or to the cloaca.
Vagina (n.) The shaft of a terminus, from which the bust of figure seems to issue or arise.
linkspider.serversystems.net /dictionary/lookup/vagina   (140 words)

 NWHIC Glossary
A female condom also is a sheath, but is inserted into the vagina to block the passage of sperm.
vagina — The muscular canal that extends from the cervix to the outside of the body.
It is normal to have some yeast in your vagina, but sometimes it can overgrow because of hormonal changes in your body, such as during pregnancy, or from taking certain medications, such as antibiotics.
www.4woman.gov /Glossary   (9140 words)

 ACS :: What Is Vaginal Cancer?
The vagina is usually in a collapsed state with its walls touching each other.
Melanoma tends to affect the lower or outer portion of the vagina.
Cancers of the vagina are much less common than cancers that start in other organs (such as the uterus, rectum, or bladder) and secondarily spread to the vagina.
www.cancer.org /docroot/CRI/content/CRI_2_4_1X_What_is_vaginal_cancer_55.asp?sitearea=   (491 words)

 reference < vagina vérité™
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 DrNorthrup.com > Women's Health > Vulva, Vagina, Cervix and Lower Urinary Tract   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The outer entrance from the vulva to the vagina is known as the introitus.
Problems in the vulva, vagina, cervix, and lower urinary tract are primarily associated with a woman’s feelings of violation in her one-on-one relationship with another individual or in her job.
Gynecological problems in the vulva, vagina, and cervix are often related to issues that pertain to the second emotional center.
www.drnorthrup.com /womens-health-vulva.php   (1436 words)

 Nikon MicroscopyU: Fluorescence Microscopy Digital Image Gallery - Rat Vagina Tissue Sections
The vagina is a highly elastic and muscular tube-like female reproductive organ that links the cervix to the vulva.
In humans, the vagina is usually approximately four inches long and one inch in diameter.
The size and shape of the vagina changes significantly during childbirth in order to accommodate the fetus as it is being delivered.
www.microscopyu.com /galleries/fluorescence/ratvagina/index.html   (455 words)

 V-Day: Vagina Warriors: An Emerging Paradigm, An Emerging Species
Vagina Warriors know that compassion is the deepest form of memory.
Vagina Warriors know that the process of healing from violence is long and happens in stages.
It means developing the spiritual muscle to enter and survive the grief that violence brings and, in that dangerous space of stunned unknowing, inviting the deeper wisdom.
www.vday.org /contents/vday/press/media/0310291   (830 words)

 In Focus: The Vulva: An Owner's Manual — teenwire.com
The vagina, the hymen, and virginity: The vagina is the passage that connects a woman's outer sex organs — the vulva — with the cervix and uterus.
During puberty, the vagina starts to produce a discharge that can be white, or clear.
Douching can disturb the balance of the normal amount of bacteria found in the vagina, which is one way a woman can get vaginitis, an inflammation of the vagina.
www.teenwire.com /infocus/2000/if-20001213p089.php   (0 words)

 Kathryn Jean Lopez on Vagina Monologues & Loyola on National Review Online
When it was developed a number of years ago, the Vagina Monologues was done as a vehicle to empower women to speak of their experiences as women.
I've never actually understood what about the Vagina Monologues is "empowering." So I've always interpreted the contention to mean that feminists think male-bashing is empowering; aside from being angry and sad (in the pathetic sense), the play is anti-male.
You know, if the Vagina Monologues is really that important a contribution to American society, there's another debate to be had over whether some psych class — or whatever — should read it and debate it.
www.nationalreview.com /lopez/lopez200502151017.asp   (1177 words)

 Vaginal Cancer Treatment - National Cancer Institute
Tests that examine the vagina and other organs in the pelvis are used to detect (find) and diagnose vaginal cancer.
The vagina is the canal leading from the cervix (the opening of uterus) to the outside of the body.
A speculum is also inserted into the vagina and the doctor or nurse looks at the vagina and cervix for signs of disease.
www.cancer.gov /cancerinfo/pdq/treatment/vaginal/patient   (856 words)

 Vagina Size: the Average Vagina Size
Note that the bottom wall of the vagina is longer than the top wall and the cervix protrudes which gives the impression that the vagina is shorter than it is. (For more diagrams of vagina size see page 18.)
Maybe you think your girl is also six inches deep because when you penetrate her fully you touch the end of the vagina.
Keep in mind however that her previous lover with eight inches also touched the end of the vagina when he penetrated her.
www.penissizedebate.com /page41_vagina-size.htm   (469 words)

One of the reasons that it is rare is that cancers of the vagina that also involve the vulva are considered to be vulvar cancers; if it involves the cervix it is considered to be a cervical cancer.
Bleeding after intercourse is a symptom of cancer of the vagina as well as cancer of the cervix.
There is a premalignant phase for squamous cell cancer of the vagina similar to the squamous cell cancers of the vulva and cervix.
www.obgyn.net /women/articles/rich/vagina.htm   (432 words)

 Agenesis of the Lower Vagina - Children's Hospital Boston
This means that she may have a normal uterus, cervix and upper vagina but there is a blockage with the absence of the lower vagina (agenesis).
If there is agenesis of the lower vagina and there is a normal, functional upper vagina and uterus, than the upper vagina will fill with blood during menstruation.
If this procedure is not performed when the upper vagina is filled with blood, than there may not be enough vaginal tissue to bring it down to the area of the hymeneal opening.
www.childrenshospital.org /az/Site770/printerfriendlypageS770P0.html   (321 words)

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