Virginity Myths and Facts, Page 2. Go to Page 1
Myth: The hymen can be torn through participation in sports
such as gymnastics, ballet, horse riding, bicycle riding etc.
Thus spoke Sciapod.
Fact: The hymen cannot be torn through participation in sports
(e.g. straddle injuries) such as gymnastics, horse riding, bicycle riding etc.
Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland
Independent Medico-Legal Unit (IMLU)
University of Natal, Innovation Centre, Francois Road, Durban, SA
“Crimes Against Women and Children: a Medico-Legal Guide"
Part D: Traumatology and clinical forensic medicine
Medico-legal aspects of paediatric practice
by David McQuoid-Mason, Bess Pillemer, Carol Friedman and Mahomed Dada