What is septate hymen?

Also known as: Abnormal hymen

The hymen is thin half moon membrane of tissue that commonly partially covers the opening of a girl’s vagina. When the hymen has an extra band of tissue that runs down its middle and creates two openings into the vagina, it is known as a septate hymen.


Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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