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Perineum

The perineum is the muscle and tissue near the anus. In a woman, the perineum is between the anus and the vulva, while in a man, it is between the anus and the scrotum.

Last Revised: November 2, 2011

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology

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