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What are the types of hymen?

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Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 31 years experience
See Below: There are only really 2 types of hymen, perforate (open) and imperforate (closed). The perforate hymen can come in different types of opening (slit, septum or microperoforate). Which means that they are partially open. If you are seeing your periods, then it is perforate. Once you have intercourse, most hymens will tear to become normal.

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A 20-year-old female asked:

What is a hymen?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
It's the border: It's where the vagina meets the vulva, and can be seen by girls and teens using a mirror. Young women 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, or no hymen at all, as long as mucus or menstrual blood can flow through.

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