The opening of the vagina (also called the birth canal). The
vagina is part of the reproductive tract and extends from the womb (uterus) to
outside the body.
The fleshy lips (labia majora and labia minora)
around the vagina.
A small bump of tissue (clitoris) covered with a
thin flap of tissue. The clitoris is the main source of sensations during
During a vaginal self-examination, you can also see the urethra, an
opening that leads to the bladder, and the anus, the opening that leads to the
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerFemi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology