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Mons pubis
Female external genitalia
Latin mons pubis
Gray's subject #270 1265
Precursor Genital tubercle
Dorlands/Elsevier m_20/12541373

In human anatomy or in mammals in general, the mons pubis (Latin, pubic mound), also known simply as the mons, is the soft mound of flesh present in women just above the genitals, raised above the surrounding area due to a pad of fat lying just beneath it which protects the pubic bone. It is anterior to the symphysis pubis. Image File history File links Illu_female_genitalia. ... For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... A genital tubercle is a body of tissue which forms in the ventral, caudal region of mammalian embryos of both sexes, and eventually develops into a phallus. ... Elseviers logo. ... List of bones of the human skeleton Human anatomy is primarily the scientific study of the morphology of the adult human body. ... For other uses, see FAT. Fats consist of a wide group of compounds that are generally soluble in organic solvents and largely insoluble in water. ... The ventral and anterior of the three principal bones composing either half of the pelvis -- called the pubic bone. ... The pubic symphysis is the midline cartilaginous joint uniting the superior rami of the left and right pubic bones (pubis). ...


The size of the mons pubis varies with the general level of body fat. After puberty it is normally covered with pubic hair. Puberty refers to the process of physical changes by which a childs body becomes an adult body capable of reproduction. ...


In females the mons pubis is sometimes called the mons veneris (Latin, mound of Venus). It divides into the labia majora (literally "major lips") on either side of the furrow, known as the cleft of venus, that surrounds the clitoris, vaginal opening, and other structures of the vulva. The fatty tissue of the mons veneris is sensitive to estrogen, causing a distinct mound to form with the onset of puberty. This pushes the forward portion of the labia majora out and away from the pubic bone, and parallel to the ground (when standing). Venus is the Roman goddess of love, equivalent to Greek Aphrodite and Etruscan Turan. ... The cleft of venus or pudendal cleft is the furrow at the base of the mons veneris where it divides to form the labia majora. ... The clitoris is a sexual organ that is present in biologically female mammals. ... 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. ... The external genital organs of the female are collectively known as the vulva (plural vulvae or vulvas)[1]. In common speech, the term vagina is often used improperly to refer to the vulva or female genitals generally, even though, strictly speaking, the vagina is a specific internal structure, whereas the...


Among the colloquialisms that exist for the mons pubis is the British punning appellation, "fanny hill", where "fanny" is a Briticism for the female genitals and Fanny Hill is a famous pornographic novel by John Cleland. Illustration by Édouard-Henri Avril Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, also known as Fanny Hill, is a novel by John Cleland. ... John Cleland (baptised September 24, 1709 – January 23, 1789) was an English novelist most famous and infamous as the author of Fanny Hill: or, the Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure. ...

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The external genital organs of the female are collectively known as the vulva (plural vulvae or vulvas)[1]. In common speech, the term vagina is often used improperly to refer to the vulva or female genitals generally, even though, strictly speaking, the vagina is a specific internal structure, whereas the... The clitoris is a sexual organ that is present in biologically female mammals. ... 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. ...

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  • SUNY Labs 41:02-0102 - "The Female Perineum: The Vulva"
  • Mons+pubis at eMedicine Dictionary
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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. ... The Bartholins glands (also called Bartholin glands or greater vestibular glands) are two glands located slightly below and to the left and right of the opening of the vagina in women. ... Bartholins ducts are a pair of ducts leading from the Bartholins glands to the surface of the vulva. ... In human anatomy, the Skenes glands (also known as the lesser vestibular, periurethral glands, or paraurethral glands[1]) are glands located on the upper wall of the vagina, around the lower end of the urethra. ... The Skenes ducts are a pair of ducts leading from the Skenes glands to the surface of the vulva, to the left and right of the urethral opening. ... Between the hymen and the frenulum of the labia is the fossa of vestibule of vagina (or fossa navicularis), while in the groove between the hymen and the labium minus, on either side, the small opening of the greater vestibular gland (Bartholin’s) can be seen. ... The fornices of the vagina are the deepest portions of the vagina, extending into the recesses created by the extension of the cervix into the vaginal space. ... For the Greek god of marriage, see Hymenaios. ... The vaginal orifice is a median slit below and behind the opening of the urethra; its size varies inversely with that of the hymen. ... The Wolffian duct (also known as archinephric duct, Leydigs duct, mesonephric duct, or nephric duct) is a paired organ found in mammals including humans during embryogenesis. ... Gartners duct is a potential embryological remnant in human female development of the mesonephric ducts. ... The epoophoron , also called organ of Rosenmüller, is a remnant of the Wolffian duct that can be found next to the ovary and fallopian tube. ... The paroöphoron consists of a few scattered rudimentary tubules, best seen in the child, situated in the broad ligament between the epoöphoron and the uterus. ... The Canal of Nuck, described by Anton Nuck in 1691, is an abnormal patent pouch of peritoneum extending into the labium major of women. ... ... Female internal reproductive anatomy The urethral sponge is a spongy cushion of tissue, found in the lower genital area of women, that sits against both the pubic bone and vaginal wall, and surrounds the urethra. ...

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At this point, the pubic area, including the mons pubis, which may have settled downwards by gravity and through pregnancy, is lifted up and attached at a higher level to the muscle layer.
The skin is then sutured to the mons pubis area with multiple dissolving sutures in many layers so that there are no stitches to be removed.
Finally, the mons pubis is elevated to a more youthful position.
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Vulva, kadin dis genital bölgelerine karsidan bakildiginda üstte mons pubis, ("Venüs tepesi"; Venüs=ask tanrisi), altta anüs ve yanlarda dis dudaklar tarafindan sinirlanan bölgedir.
Mons pubis, legen kemiklerinin önde birlestigi bölgenin üzerinde bulunan yag dokusu, cilt ve genital killardan olusan kisimdir.
Klitoris hemen mons pubis altinda yer alan bir yapidir.
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