Volume 2, Issue 2, March 2014, Page: 12-15
Hymenal Findings in Women referred to Fars Legal Medicine Center Examination Unit, Southwest of Iran
Arya Hedjazi, Legal Medicine Research Center, Legal Medicine Organization, Tehran, Iran
Mohammad Zarenezhad, Legal Medicine Research Center, Legal Medicine Organization, Tehran, Iran; Gastroenterohepatology Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
Sharareh Roshanzamir, Burn Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
Saeed Gholamzadeh, Legal Medicine Research Center, Legal Medicine Organization, Tehran, Iran
Maryam Valee, Legal Medicine Research Center, Legal Medicine Organization, Tehran, Iran
Alireza Shaghaghian, Student Research Centre, International branch, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
Amin Hosseinzadeh, Legal Medicine Research Center, Legal Medicine Organization, Tehran, Iran
Fattah Jafarizadeh, Criminal law and criminology, Legal Medicine Research Center, Legal Medicine Organization, Tehran, Iran
Mahmoud Montazeri, Legal Medicine Research Center, Legal Medicine Organization, Tehran, Iran
Masoud Ghadipasha, Legal Medicine Research Center, Legal Medicine Organization, Tehran, Iran
Received: Nov. 30, 2013;       Published: Mar. 20, 2014
DOI: 10.11648/j.jgo.20140202.11      View  3297      Downloads  207
Abstract
Background: Normal hymenal appearance in adolescents is still not well-documented. Aim: In the present paper, we describe the hymenal findings in a population of Persian women. Materials and methods: This descriptive study was performed in Legal Medicine Center of Fars Province during 2008-2011. The questionnaire was used for collecting data according to the patients' interviews and hymenal physical examinations. SPSS 16 software was used for analyzing the data. P-values less than 0.05 were considered significant. Results: A total of 1'323 women were included. The average age of our study samples was 21.78 ± 2.98 years. Most of the hymens were non elastic (53.58%), followed closely by elastic hymens (46.17%). A 86.99% of the hymens were annular with smooth and continuous rim. The majority of our study's population (80.23%) was referred to us beyond three weeks of their suspected hymenal injury. Regarding hymen's health condition, 57.71% were intact, while 42.25% were injured. There was significant association between the patients' age and duration between hymenal injury and examination (P-Value = 0.023) and hymen's health condition (P-Value = 0.001). Conclusion: The results highlighted the importance of training experienced physicians and midwives from both medical and legal aspects.
Keywords
Hymen, Physical Examination, Forensic Medicine, Shiraz, Iran
To cite this article
Arya Hedjazi, Mohammad Zarenezhad, Sharareh Roshanzamir, Saeed Gholamzadeh, Maryam Valee, Alireza Shaghaghian, Amin Hosseinzadeh, Fattah Jafarizadeh, Mahmoud Montazeri, Masoud Ghadipasha, Hymenal Findings in Women referred to Fars Legal Medicine Center Examination Unit, Southwest of Iran, Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2014, pp. 12-15. doi: 10.11648/j.jgo.20140202.11
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