BOISE (AP) — Albertsons Inc., the nation's second-largest supermarket chain, has pulled the October issue of Seventeen magazine from its shelves because of an article in the magazine's health section.

The two-page article is called "vagina 101" and includes two photographs showing the female genitalia.

The company ordered the removal of Seventeen magazine from stores in 12 Western states, including Utah.

A spokeswoman for Albertsons said it is the company's right to decide what goes on its store shelves.

Seventeen magazine said in a statement that the magazine talks about subjects in an open and objective way.

Albertsons' sales this year were $10.19 billion. The company operates about 2,500 stores including Albertsons, Acme, Shaw's, Jewel-Osco and Sav-on Drugs.