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Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology:
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e31816d223c
Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

Genital Trauma in Children and Adolescents

MERRITT, DIANE F. MD

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Abstract

Traumatic wounds of the female genitalia include accidental straddle injuries or impalement, chemical or thermal burns, insufflation injuries, blunt trauma, or crush injuries. Children and adolescents may be victims of rape, sexual abuse, and female genital mutilation. Information is provided on epidemiology, pathophysiology, and management. Treatment guidelines are offered using the best evidence available, and recommendations are provided when data are limited.

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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