Doctors at Mayo Clinic treat vaginal agenesis, a condition that develops before birth. When the muscular canal (vagina) to your uterus fails to develop fully, other problems also may appear. For example, you may have a small uterus, or none at all.

Your treatment team can include doctors especially trained to treat children and adolescents (pediatricians), female reproductive systems (gynecologists), urinary problems (urogynecologists) and intestinal problems (colorectal surgeons). Your team works with you to find the most appropriate solution for your disorder. After treatment, you may be able to have a normal sex life.

Some women with vaginal agenesis have a normal uterus and can bear children. Most women with the disorder can't get pregnant, but many have healthy ovaries. It's possible to have babies by in vitro fertilization if your ovaries produce eggs that can be implanted in a surrogate mother.

Nov. 20, 2012