Care and Counseling of the Patient With Vaginal Agenesis

  title={Care and Counseling of the Patient With Vaginal Agenesis},
  author={Sallie M. Foley},
Vaginal agenesis, which occurs in approximately I in every 5,000 to 7,000 female births, is a significant threat to the mental health and well-being of an otherwise normal, healthy young woman. More than 90% of patients with vaginal agenesis fulfill the criteria for the Rokitansky-KusterHauser syndrome-ie, 46,XX karyotype with normal, functioning ovaries. Although it is typically absent, about 5% of patients have a uterus. Approximately 7% to 8% of the remaining patients have a more unusual… CONTINUE READING


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