What is imperforate hymen?

Also known as: pediatric imperforate hymen.

The hymen is a thin layer of tissue that commonly surrounds the vaginal opening in girls. If the hymen covers the entire vaginal opening, it is known as imperforate hymen. It is a birth defect.

Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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