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What is Vaginal Agenesis?

Female Reproductive System
Female Reproductive System

Female Urinary Tract
Female Urinary Tract
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Vaginal agenesis is a birth defect that affects few women (1 out of 5,000). But unless it is fixed, it can make sex and having a baby impossible. It occurs when the vagina does not develop fully. Some girls may have a shorter vagina, a remnant of one, or lack one altogether. It is not uncommon to have other issues in the reproductive tract, such as an absent or small uterus.

Also, 30 out of 100 girls with vaginal agenesis will have kidney abnormalities. The most common is missing 1 kidney or the dislocation of 1 or both organs. The 2 kidneys may also be joined, forming a horseshoe-like shape. About 12 out of 100 females also have atypical skeletons, and 2 of 3 in this group have problems with the spine, ribs or limbs.