Normal Configurations Of The Hymen In Prepubertal And Adolescent Females

Annular Hymen
15-month-old infant with annular hymenal orifice
Hymen Prepubertal

7-year-old girl with a crescent-shaped hymenal orifice

Annular Crescentic Shape Hymen

2-year-old with an annular orifice, located offcenter, visible with labial traction r W

6-year-old with a septate hymen causing two orifices. Traction is needed to visualize the two openings.

Labial Traction

9-year-old girl with redundant labial tissue. Greater traction or a knee-chest position would reveal a normal orifice.

12-year-old girl with annular-shaped orifice and hormonal influence of puberty, causing thickened, pink tissue

(Source of photos: Reece R, Ludwig S (eds): Child Abuse: Medical Diagnosis and Management, 2nd ed., Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2001.)

Pregnancy Guide

Pregnancy Guide

A Beginner's Guide to Healthy Pregnancy. If you suspect, or know, that you are pregnant, we ho pe you have already visited your doctor. Presuming that you have confirmed your suspicions and that this is your first child, or that you wish to take better care of yourself d uring pregnancy than you did during your other pregnancies; you have come to the right place.

Get My Free Ebook


  • gualtiero
    How does a normal hymen looks like?
    9 months ago
  • Semolina
    Where is hymen located?
    3 months ago

Post a comment