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Hedjazi A, Zarenezhad M, ShaykhAzadi A, Valie M. Epidemiologic study of hymen situation in persons referred to examination part of Shiraz legal medicine organization. yafte. 2012; 14 (1) :31-37
URL: http://yafte.lums.ac.ir/article-1-706-en.html
Legal Medicine Organization of Fars
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Background : Hymen examination has divers individual, family, social and legal effects. Thus epidemiology of hymen for physicians and obstetricians is important. Materials and Methods: In an analytical cross-sectional study of women referred to women's forensic medical examination part of Shiraz from 2008 to 2009 were examined. Results: A total of 823 samples with a mean age of 21.78±2.98 years and 16-20 years old were the most frequent age group among the cases. 53.58% of hymens were dilated circular and 46.17% of them were non dilated circular and 2 had no hole.From view point of anatomical type, 86.99% were in dilated circular hymens with smooth edges and the most frequent time of defloration of 80.33% of the cases was 3 weeks before examination. A significant relationship was observed between age and health status of the hymen. Also the relationship between age and time of defloration was significant. Conclusion: There is a variety in anatomical shape of hymen ,and distinguishing normal findings from abnormal findings in the examination of hymen is a matter of importance.
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Received: 2012/06/9 | Published: 2012/06/15

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