9 doctors weighed in:
Does the hymen go away after puberty?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
5 doctors agree
In brief: No
Some hymens are little more than a ridge so a post pubeertal woman might think that it went away spontaneously.
However a hymen usually remains until it gets torn or ruptured.

In brief: No
Some hymens are little more than a ridge so a post pubeertal woman might think that it went away spontaneously.
However a hymen usually remains until it gets torn or ruptured.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: The short answer:NO
The hymen is a structure that acts as a partial gate to sensative vaginal skin before the hormones of puberty thicken the vaginal walls.
Before puberty the skin may breakdown with trauma & easily bleed & get infected. After hormonal changes this is less likely. After puberty the hymen may have a small or large opening. The opening will be stretched or broken during solo or partner sexual activity.

In brief: The short answer:NO
The hymen is a structure that acts as a partial gate to sensative vaginal skin before the hormones of puberty thicken the vaginal walls.
Before puberty the skin may breakdown with trauma & easily bleed & get infected. After hormonal changes this is less likely. After puberty the hymen may have a small or large opening. The opening will be stretched or broken during solo or partner sexual activity.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
In brief: No
The hymen never goes away, it just changes.
All women are born with one, and all will die with one. The idea that it is a flap that can pop and disappear is patently false. It is a fleshy round piece of tissue thatched all the way around the inside of the vagina with a hole in the middle. It's flexible and stretchy and does not pop, just changes.

In brief: No
The hymen never goes away, it just changes.
All women are born with one, and all will die with one. The idea that it is a flap that can pop and disappear is patently false. It is a fleshy round piece of tissue thatched all the way around the inside of the vagina with a hole in the middle. It's flexible and stretchy and does not pop, just changes.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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