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CANAL. A trench dug for leading water in a particular direction, and confining it.
     2. Public canals are generally protected by the law which authorizes their being made. Various points have arisen under numerous laws authorizing the construction of canals, which have been decided in cases reported in 1 Yeates, 430; 1 Binn. 70; 1 Pennsyl. 462; 2 Pennsyl. 517; 7 Mass. 169; 1 Sumu. 46; 20 Johns. 103, 735; 2 Johns. 283; 7 John. Ch. 315; 1 Wend. 474; 5 Wend. 166; 8 Wend. 469; 4 Wend. 667; 6 Cowen, 698; 7 Cowen, 526 4 Hamm. 253; 5 Hamm. 141, 391; 6 Hamm. 126; 1 N. H. Rep. 339; See River.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Because the vaginal canal stimulates the penis during PVI, it continues to be touted as the focal female sexual body part in heteropatriarchal culture.
UltuCup is free from toxins and dyes, and it will not dry out the vaginal canal or leave trace residue.
By contrast, an erbium (Er):YAG laser, such as the IntimaLase (Fotona, LLC) laser, functions by heating the pelvic tissue and collagen within the introitus and vaginal canal. (15,16) When the underlying collagen is heated, the fibers are thought to thicken and shorten, which may result in immediate contracture of the treated tissue.
It is less invasive surgically than the traditional method which involves creating a vaginal canal using extensive grafts from the patient's groin.
The presumed location of the vaginal canal was visualized with fluid and debris inside, which may have resulted from a lack of an opening to the vulva.
Uterine prolapse is the descent of the uterus and cervix down the vaginal canal toward the introitus.
However, the estimated incidence is 0.1 to 0.8% and the condition is usually discovered after menarche by causing progressive dysmenorrhea due to the presence of the transverse vaginal septum which prevents blood flow through the vaginal canal, causing the formation of hematocolpos [7-9].
Vaginal rejuvenation may involve laser treatment to restore vitality, circulation, and tightness to the vaginal canal, or it may centre on refining the appearance and physical sensations of the external genitalia.
The laser targets an area which stimulates a healing response that also enhances moisture levels in the vaginal canal. Typically, it requires three treatments weeks apart and an annual check-up.
In fact, it stands for the uterus and the two ovaries as well as the vaginal canal, where the baby comes out to life.
(6) Nevertheless, vaginal synechiae with complete obliteration of the vaginal canal is rare, and surgery may be required to treat hematocolpos and recover sexual activity.
But even in the United states, the use of a standard speculum to expand the vaginal canal has been identified as a factor in the resistance of some women to undergo screening.