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Determinants of vaginal length.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17014819     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to describe quantitatively the associations between total vaginal length and demographic, historic, and physical characteristics. STUDY DESIGN: At 2 clinical sites, patients completed a standardized questionnaire and physical examination. Bivariate correlations explored relationships between total vaginal length and demographic, historic, and examination variables. Significant variables were evaluated with a multivariate linear regression model. RESULTS: The study included 3247 women. Hysterectomy and pelvic reconstructive surgery contribute 0.63 cm and 0.22 cm, respectively, to total vaginal length shortening; 10 years of age decreases total vaginal length by 0.08 cm. One meter of height and 10 kg of weight increases total vaginal length by 0.09 cm and 0.02 cm, respectively. Menopause is associated with a shortening of total vaginal length by 0.17 cm. CONCLUSION: Although there appears to be statistically significant associations between total vaginal length and the aforementioned factors, the impact is unlikely to be clinically significant.
Jasmine S Tan; Emily S Lukacz; Shawn A Menefee; Karl M Luber; Michael E Albo; Charles W Nager
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2006-10-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  195     ISSN:  1097-6868     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  2006 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-29     Completed Date:  2006-12-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1846-50     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
University of California San Diego Medical Center, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aging / physiology*
Gynecologic Surgical Procedures / adverse effects*
Hysterectomy / adverse effects
Menopause / physiology*
Middle Aged
Organ Size
Pelvic Floor / surgery
Postoperative Period
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / adverse effects
Vagina / anatomy & histology*,  pathology*
Weight Gain / physiology*

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