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Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2009 Mar;36(1):85-98. doi: 10.1016/j.ogc.2009.01.003.

Genital trauma in the pediatric and adolescent female.

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 S. Euclid Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63110, USA.


Genital injuries in female children and adolescents may occur accidentally or as the result of an act of violence. This article discusses the etiologies and management of genital trauma. Awareness needs to be heightened among individual providers of medical care, as well as in the international community, to protect young girls from becoming victims of violence and to provide avenues for recovery.

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