A 21-year-old female asked:
I'm considering going for my first pelvic exam & pap smear. i'm 21, a virgin, & concerned about pain. will the speculum hurt or tear my hymen?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Not to worry.: Women and girls may be judged by their happiness, their friendliness, and many other wonderful traits, but not by the condition of their hymens. It makes absolutely no difference whether a person has a big hymen, little hymen, broken hymen, unbroken hymen, etc... One need not worry about hymens when seeing her doctor, as it cannot matter in a free, modern, equitable society.
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Last updated Jan 13, 2021
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