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What does your vagina look like?

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Most of the vagina itself lies inside your body, so an illustration is a good way to get to know it. To see what's where, use a hand mirror to explore your vulva, the folds of skin outside the vagina. One common blooper is to think that pee comes out of the vagina. It actually comes out of a completely different opening that lies between the clitoris and the vagina.

SOURCES:

Jennifer Ashton, MD, ob-gyn and author of Avery Trade, 2009. The Body Scoop for Girls,

Lissa Rankin, MD, ob-gyn and author of St. Martin's Griffin, 2010. What's Up Down There? Questions You'd Only Ask Your Gynecologist If She Was Your Best Friend,

KidsHealth.org.

Planned Parenthood.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on February 16, 2019

SOURCES:

Jennifer Ashton, MD, ob-gyn and author of Avery Trade, 2009. The Body Scoop for Girls,

Lissa Rankin, MD, ob-gyn and author of St. Martin's Griffin, 2010. What's Up Down There? Questions You'd Only Ask Your Gynecologist If She Was Your Best Friend,

KidsHealth.org.

Planned Parenthood.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on February 16, 2019

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