Because of all these reasons, it isn’t possible for a gynecologist to independently confirm whether or not someone has had sex just by looking at their hymen. The only time anyone can really know anything about your sex life and level of activity is when you choose to share this information with them.
Can doctors tell if your hymen is broken?
According to the United Nations, virginity tests are often performed by inspecting the hymen for tears or the size of its opening or inserting fingers into the vagina. However, the World Health Organization states that there is no evidence that the test can prove that a woman has had vaginal intercourse or not.
Can a doctor tell if you are a virgin?
There’s no test that a doctor can do to tell if you’re a virgin or not because virginity means different things to different people. But if you think someone may have done something sexual to you when you were drunk, high, or sleeping, that’s not okay, and it’s a good idea to visit a doctor or nurse as soon as you can.
Can ultrasound detect hymen?
No. A pelvic ultrasound is a test that uses sound waves to make a picture of your reproductive organs; ovaries, fallopian tubes uterus, cervix and bladder. This test cannot determine if a young woman is sexually active.
What are the symptoms of broken hymen?
Signs of a septate hymen are:
- Difficulties inserting/removing a tampon.
- Painful sexual intercourse.
- Bleeding or pain after sex (when the septate hymen tears).
Does a vaginal ultrasound hurt if you’re a virgin?
This is generally not a painful procedure. You will not be asked to have a transvaginal ultrasound scan if you are a virgin or are unable to tolerate internal examinations. If you are using a tampon, this will need to be removed before the scan.