Genital trauma in children and adolescents

Diane F. Merritt

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-248
Number of pages12
JournalClinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2008


  • Female genital mutilation
  • Genital injuries
  • Genital trauma
  • Rape
  • Straddle injuries
  • Vulvar hematomas


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