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Developmental disorders of the vagina and vulva

Developmental disorders of the vagina and vulva
As a fetus develops, the formation of the internal and/or external sexual organs may be abnormal. This abnormal development can give rise to sexually ambiguous anatomical structures or normal-appearing anatomy that does not function correctly.

Review Date: 11/1/2009
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; Susan Storck, MD, FACOG, Chief, Eastside Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Redmond, Washington; Clinical Teaching Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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