Genital Injuries in Females
Alternate Names : Vulvar Injuries, Vaginal Injuries, Injury to the Genitals, Straddle Injury
What can be done to prevent the condition?
Vaginal injuries related to high-pressure water injection can be prevented by wearing protective clothing such as a wet suit while water or jet skiing. Keeping one's feet together when entering the water on a slide will keep water from entering the vagina.
Preventing sexual assault may not be possible, but it is clear that the victim of this brutality should not be blamed. Women should avoid situations that can bring physical or sexual harm, such as:
alcohol or drug use
being in a dangerous environment
having an abusive partner
having group sex
Children should be told that they should not place objects into the vagina. Also, getting rid of sharp objects in the tub that they may fall on can prevent injuries.
What are the long-term effects of the condition?
Genital injuries need to be treated right away to prevent bleeding, complications, and long-term psychological damage. Genital injuries in girls will very likely create a lot of anxiety for the child as well as for her parents.
What are the risks to others?
A genital injury can pose a risk to a fetus if the woman is pregnant. Other risks may occur from some of the secondary effects of genital injury, such as sexually transmitted diseases.