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Mons Pubis

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Updated June 21, 2014

Definition: The mons pubis is the fat pad that covers the pubic bone and divides to form the labia majora. It provides cushioning and protection of the pubic bone, especially during intercourse.

The mons pubis thickens and becomes covered with pubic hair after puberty.

Also Known As: mons, mons veneris, pubic mound

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