In mammals , the vagina is the elastic, muscular part of the female genital tract. In humans, it extends from the vulva to the cervix. The outer vaginal opening is normally partly covered by a membrane called the hymen. At the deep end, the cervix neck of the uterus bulges into the vagina. The vagina allows for sexual intercourse and birth. It also channels menstrual flow menses , which occurs in humans and closely related primates as part of the monthly menstrual cycle.
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Vaginal itching and discharge - adult and adolescent
You may notice an increase in vaginal discharge early in pregnancy, due to higher levels of estrogen. This early pregnancy discharge is normal so don't try to douche it away. If you notice other changes, our vaginal discharge color decoder can help you figure out what's normal and what's not. Yes, it's perfectly normal to have a mild-smelling milky white discharge even before pregnancy. It's called leukorrhea.
Have you been feeling discomfort in your nether regions? There are several types of vaginal conditions that can cause itching and burning, particularly certain infections. Here are some of the most common ones below.