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A 21-year-old female asked:

For labial/vertical hymen type which its opening extends from 12 o'clock to 6 o'clock, from where does it rupture when it's broken?and does it bleed?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
The hymen : The hymen is a circular ring near the opening of the vagina. Contrary to popular cultural mythology most hymenal rings are open just fine the first time someone has intercourse. It stretches and tears at various spots that are likely unrecognizable to the untrained eye. Overthinking the appearance of the hymenal ring is likely to be unproductive.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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