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  Women's Sexual Health : Virginity & the Hymen : Discovery Health
A hymen is the thin piece of tissue that partially blocks the entrance to the vagina.
The hymen usually does not cover the entire vaginal opening, since there must be some way for the menstrual fluid, or period, to leave the body.
The belief that since the hymen blocked the vaginal opening, it should remain intact as long as a woman did not have sexual intercourse was widely propagated, especially in cultures where a woman's virginity was highly valued.
health.discovery.com /centers/sex/sexpedia/hymen.html   (670 words)

  Hymen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The hymen (or maidenhead) is a membranous tissue structure that partially or completely obstructs the vaginal opening.
The greatest significance of the hymen is a traditional belief that an intact hymen indicates a state of intact virginity, a belief which is now known to be frequently erroneous.
In a woman or girl past puberty, the general structure of the hymen can be compared to a hair scrunchie in that it is elastic and stretches open easily (for a picture of a hair scrunchie go to http://www.bishopstontrading.co.uk/catalogue/bags/xmas05scrunchieL.jpg).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hymen   (1021 words)

 U.S. women seek a second first time with hymen surgery   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Named after Hymen, the Greek god of marriage, the vaginal membrane has since primitive times been a marker of virginity, even though it can be ruptured by nonsexual activity, such as athletics.
Hymen repair has just as long a history, says June Reinisch, director emeritus at the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction in Bloomington, Ind. Ms.
Hymen replacement is "misleading and misguided," says Kathleen Raviele, vice president of the Catholic Medical Association in Needham, Mass., and a gynecologist.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/05349/622923.stm   (1287 words)

 Hymen Pictures, January 2, 2007
A crescentic hymen has attachments at approximately the 10 o'clock to 11 o'clock and 1 o'clock to 2 o'clock positions and no hymenal tissue at the 12 o'clock position (relating location in the supine position to the face of a clock).
An estrogenized hymen may be seen in neonates or after use of estrogen cream or other exogenous estrogens.
The posterior hymen is lacerated acutely, and the torn hymenal tissue edges are edematous and erythematous from early changes of healing.
www.ccspublishing.com /journals4a/hymen_pictures.htm   (912 words)

 Urban Dictionary: hymen
The presence or absence of the hymen is no proof of virginity or its opposite; the hymen can be broken in the normal course of physical activities when the body is stretched strenuously, as in athletics, sports or exercises.
Thin sometimes perforated membrane partially occluding vaginal canal in female that is torn either by a rusty fencepost or a retarded uncle and in rare cases the retarded uncle is wielding the rusty fencepost.
Mary sighed gratefully as she felt her hymen pop like a cherry tomato beneath a size 12 Frye boot as her maidenhead ripped asunder allowing millions of her uncle's scum-borne emissaries to enter what would many years later be endearingly referred to as "Mare's fetid stinkpit of a womb".
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=hymen   (430 words)

A hymen usually has one or several holes in it which may be stretchable and thus allow for the insertion of fingers, or even a penis, without tearing.
In most cases, the first coitus may very well be the occasion for the breaking of the hymen, but it can, of course, also occur during masturbation and petting, or when the woman first uses menstrual tampons.
On both sides of the vaginal opening, between the edge of the hymen and the minor lips, are the greater vestibular glands (Bartholin's glands), which correspond to the bulbourethral (Cowper's) glands in the male.
www2.hu-berlin.de /sexology/ECE1/hymen.html   (319 words)

Hymen or Hymenaeus was the god of marriage and the marriage feast or song.
In Greek mythology he plays a prominent part as a subordinate character in certain cycles, for example: "Hymen had been called to bless with his presence the nuptials of Orpheus with Eurydice; but though he attended, he brought no happy omens with him.
He was also the personification of the wedding hymn (humnos) which made be the word from which the god's name derives.
www.pantheon.org /articles/h/hymen.html   (167 words)

 eMedicine - Imperforate Hymen : Article by Martin I Herman, MD, FAAP, FACEP
As a consequence, the hymen is a composite of vaginal epithelium and epithelium of the urogenital sinus interposed by mesoderm.
Endometriosis is not a uniformly chronic consequence of hematometrocolpos secondary to imperforate hymen.
Winderl LM, Silverman RK: Prenatal diagnosis of congenital imperforate hymen.
www.emedicine.com /ped/topic3000.htm   (3428 words)

 Plenitas - Health Tourism in Argentina - Hymen Restoration   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This simple surgical procedure is used for reconstructing the hymen of women who need to have their virginity restored mostly for cultural or religious reasons.
If the hymeneal remnants are not big enough to be used for the reconstruction or if you are one of those women who are born without a hymen, the surgeon can reduce the opening of the vagina using a small portion of the vaginal mucous tissue.
Hymen reconstruction will allow you to have your next sexual intercourse as if you were a virgin, without worrying about failing to fulfill the cultural and religious expectations of your family or social group.
www.plenitas.com /en/reconstruccion-himen.htm   (935 words)

 The Myth of the Hymen Continues - The ISlamic Garden
Most young women in America have never given thought to the status of their hymen, a thin membrane covering the opening of the vagina with which most infant girls are born.
While an intact hymen that bleeds when broken on a bride's wedding night has traditionally been regarded as proof of her virginity, this is a myth which has been disproven many times over in the twentieth century as the medical establishment has made it clear that:
There is so much confidence in the idea that an intact hymen proves virginity that the trend in many countries now is to have one's daughter "officially certified" as a virgin by a clinic.
www.islamicgarden.com /mythhymen.html   (2004 words)

Pediatricians are sometimes confronted with the challenge of documenting evidence of acute or chronic accidental or non-accidental trauma to the hymen.
In this study, the shape of the hymen was studied in 345 Saudi newborn infants in two major hospitals in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The sleeve-like hymen may be considered as a subtype of the annular shape.
www.kfshrc.edu.sa /annals/213_214/01-019.htm   (1149 words)

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A teen with a microperforate hymen usually will not be able to get a tampon into her vagina and may not realize that she has a very tiny opening.
The hymen is formed by expansion of the caudal aspect of the vagina with the subsequent invagination of the posterior wall of the UGS (Golan, 1989; Moore, 1998).
The hymen initially serves to separate the lumen of the vagina from the UGS cavity until late in fetal development.
www.lycos.com /info/hymen.html   (486 words)

 Hymen Repair Surgery, Hymenoplasty, Hymenorrhaphy, Restoration - Labiaplasty Master NY
Hymen Repair Surgery, Hymenoplasty, Hymenorrhaphy, Restoration - Labiaplasty Master NY At the Labiaplasty Master Surgery Center of New York, we perform expert hymen repair surgery, hymenoplasty, or restoration of the hymenal ring, and we have had excellent results.
Because of a wide variation among hymenal and vaginal states, we customize the hymen repair surgery or hymenoplasty to the individual needs and expectations of the patient, as are discussed during the required pre-surgical consultation and thorough gynecological examination.
In most cases, the hymen repair surgery or hymenoplasty is virtually undetectable after complete healing, and our patients have been extremely pleased with our amazing, very natural-looking hymen repair surgery results.
www.labiadoctor.com /hymenoplasty.html   (447 words)

 Hymen Article
The difference is a retained hymen is retained from birth and the persistent hymen female has a hymen that is not only retained from birth but has tissue that is substantial enough to grow back like any other tissue in the body after it has been reduced or opened.
In the retained or persistent hymen this may not be the case.
In conclusion, a retained hymen in the young female is not unusual but the normal hymen should be atrophied by a little over one year of age.
www.kauffmanllamas.com /Pages/Hymenarticle.htm   (456 words)

 Imperforate Hymen - My Child Has - Children's Hospital Boston
The hymen is an area of tissue that represents the opening to the vagina.
An imperforate hymen is usually diagnosed either in the newborn baby or at the time of menarche (the first period).
In the newborn period there may be a bulge of the hymenal membrane due to a blockage of the drainage of normal mucus from the baby's vagina.
www.childrenshospital.org /az/Site1142/mainpageS1142P0.html   (403 words)

 Healthy Strokes - Hymen Gallery
This is what the hymen of a female who has only had a small amount of sexual activity or object insertion would look like.
Health professionals who examine hymens for signs of sexual abuse are usually most interested in the posterior part of the hymen, from the 3 o'clock to 9 o'clock position.
One in 2000 girls is born with an imperforate hymen.
www.healthystrokes.com /hymengallery.html   (527 words)

Hymen is a fusion that abolishes contraries, for example, the difference between desire and its accomplishment.
In this case, hymen is a sign of fusion, the identification of two beings.
Derrida, however, generalizes his meditations on hymen as marriage in his statement: 'It is not only the difference (between desire and fulfillment) that is abolished, but also the difference between difference and non-difference'.
www.cobussen.com /proefschrift/500_john_zorn/590_hymen/hymen.htm   (1894 words)

 Hymen - Susan's Place Transgender Wiki
The hymen (or maidenhead) is a membrane which completely or partially occludes the vaginal opening in human females.
However, the hymen is a poor indicator of actual virginity, because most women break theirs through masturbation, tampon use, or non-sexual activity before having sexual intercourse.
Some are born with no hymen at all, others with closed hymens that require a medical procedure to allow menstruation, while others have overly thick hymens that may require a gynecologist to break the hymen to prevent pain for the woman during sex, a procedure called a hymenotomy.
wiki.susans.org /index.php?title=Hymen&printable=yes   (378 words)

 hymen - Sexual anatomy - Gynecology
The hymen (also known under the slang names cherry and maidenhead) is a membrane which completely or partially occludes the vaginal opening in human females.
However, the hymen is a poor indicator of actual virginity, because it is possible to be breached through masturbation, tampon use, or non-sexual activity before having sexual intercourse.
Some are born with no hymen at all, others with closed hymens that require a medical procedure to allow menstruation, while others have overly thick hymens that may require a gynaecologygynecologist to break the hymen to prevent pain for the woman during sexual intercoursesex, a procedure called a hymenotomy.
www.woman-health.org /virtual/hymen   (493 words)

 Hymen Repair Surgery   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In case of a wide or elastic hymen, the hymen may not be lacerated even with repeated coitus, particularly in case of a thin penis.
Hymen reconstruction: When the hymenal remnants are insufficient and definitive repair is envisaged by approximating the undermined hymen remnants or a vaginal flap.
Virginity, hymen restoration, reconstruction of the female membrane in the vagina, restoring the vagina, a new hymen: Plastic Reconstructive Surgery in Europe.
www.wellnesskliniek.com /E_hymen_repair.htm   (1032 words)

 HYMEN : Greek god of weddings & the bridal hymn ; mythology ; pictures : HYMENAIOS, HYMENAEUS
HYMENAIOS (Hymen or Hymenaeus) was the god of weddings, or more specifically of the wedding hymn which was sung by the train of the bride as she was led to the house of the groom.
HYMEN or HYMENAEUS (Hymên or Hymenaios), the god of marriage, was conceived as a handsome youth, and invoked in the hymeneal or bridal song.
The poetical origin of the god Hymen or Hymenaeus is also implied in the fact of his being described as the son of Apollo and a Muse, either Calliope, Urania, or Terpsichore.
www.theoi.com /Ouranios/ErosHymenaios.html   (1822 words)

 My Sister's Keeper (MySK). Your Knowledge is Powerful!
It may be that the hymen is flexible and cannot be broken by intercourse, and requires medical intervention, as is well known to the experts in this field.
The hymen is simply a physical sign which cannot be considered proof of whether the woman is a virgin or not or whether she has committed an immoral act or not.
So the fact that the hymen is present is not a positive indication that a woman is a virgin, and its absence is not a positive sign of the opposite.
mysisterskeeper.com /hymenvirg.html   (588 words)

 The Hymen - Not The Indicator of Virginity
The hymen is a layer of tissue, just like the tissue around the opening of your vagina that partially conceals the vaginal orifice.
The hymen is not an indicator of virginity; a girl is a virgin until she has been penetrated by a penis.
Some hymens are elastic enough to permit a penis to enter without tearing, or they tear only partially, and there is NO bleeding at all.
www.coolnurse.com /hymen.htm   (807 words)

 Hymen definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms easily defined on MedTerms
Hymen: A thin membrane which completely or partially occludes the vaginal opening.
The hymen is a fold of mucous membrane usually present at birth at the orifice of the vagina.
"Hymen" is a Greek word meaning "skin" or "membrane." The ancient Greeks applied the word to all kinds of membranes including, for example, the membrane that surrounds the heart (the pericardium).
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=3829   (181 words)

 eMedicine - Imperforate Hymen : Article by Paula J Adams Hillard, MD
Under this influence, the labia majora are plump, the hymen is elastic and often elastic and fimbriated, and the mucosal surfaces (ie, introitus, fossa navicularis, vaginal vestibule) are pale pink.
Historically, the diameter of the hymenal opening (measured within the hymenal ring) was proposed to be approximately 1 mm for each year of age.
In the case of incomplete hymenal obstruction due to a cribriform hymen or hymenal band, the typical presenting symptom is difficulty inserting a tampon or even the inability to achieve vaginal intercourse in an adolescent.
www.emedicine.com /med/topic3329.htm   (5331 words)

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