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A 22-year-old female asked:

M 22 year old girl virgin. i do heavy weight training exercises in gym can doing squats,lunges,& exercising on leg press machine in gym break hymen?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
No, but...: It doesn't matter. It doesn't matter. So, ignore the hymen. Usually, only in cases of alleged sexual assault upon girls and women do we physicians engage in the careful examination of hymens, collecting evidence of physical damage to be used later in courts of law. In normal everyday life, people should not be "checking hymens" nor thinking about whether they are broken or not broken.

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