Vaginal agenesis (a-JEN-uh-sis) is a condition that develops before birth, in which the muscular canal (vagina) to your uterus fails to develop fully. When this happens, other problems also may appear. For example, you may have a small uterus or, more commonly, no uterus at all.

For vaginal agenesis, your treatment team can include doctors specially trained to treat children and adolescents (pediatricians), female reproductive systems (gynecologists and urogynecologists) and intestinal problems (colorectal surgeons). Your treatment 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. Most women with the disorder can't get pregnant. If you have healthy ovaries, however, it may be possible to have a baby through in vitro fertilization using a surrogate mother.

Apr. 16, 2014

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