Post-coital genital injury in healthy women: A review

Birgitte Schmidt Astrup, Annemette Wildfang Lykkebo

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Abstract

Female genital injury following penile sexual intercourse in healthy women is a matter of importance and debate in many parts of society. However, the literature on the subject is sparse. There are a few studies regarding minor injury that does not require treatment in adult, pre-menopausal women, a single study of adolescent women, and none regarding post-menopausal women. Larger lesions requiring treatment are described casuistically. The purpose of this article is to provide a short, easy-to-read review of the literature regarding the prevalence and nature of female genital injury following consensual sexual intercourse in otherwise healthy women.

Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical Anatomy
Volume28
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)331-338
ISSN0897-3806
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2015

Keywords

  • coitus
  • consensual sexual intercourse
  • female genitalia
  • injury
  • labia minora
  • lesion
  • vulva
  • Prevalence
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Lacerations/diagnosis
  • Young Adult
  • Contusions/diagnosis
  • Adolescent
  • Coitus
  • Genitalia, Female/injuries
  • Physical Examination
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Hematoma/diagnosis

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