labia minora

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The labia minora are thin folds of skin which lie medially to the labia majora.

Anteriorly the labia minora divide to surround the clitoris, forming:

  • the prepuce of the clitoris superiorly, and
  • the frenulum inferiorly

Hair follicles are absent but some sweat glands are found.

The labia minora are sensitive and contain some erectile tissue.

Last reviewed 01/2018