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can i get pregnant when my hymen is still closed?

By Anonymous May 22, 2012 - 3:35pm
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Hello Anonymous,
This is a very good question.
An intact hymen does not prevent pregnancy. Citing "The Encyclopedia of Family Health", "Sperm that comes into contact with the genital area, perhaps as a result of heavy petting, may still travel through a gap in the hymen and up into the vaginal canal."

The hymen is a thin fold of mucous membrane lying just within the vaginal orifice. It rarely covers the entrance of the vagina completely.

I hope this answers your question.


May 22, 2012 - 3:53pm
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