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August 25, 1900

ANTEFLEXION OF THE UTERUS; ITS CAUSES AND TREATMENT.

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CAMBRIDGE, MASS.

JAMA. 1900;XXXV(8):468-470. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24620340004001a
Abstract

Anteflexion of the uterus may not infrequently be regarded as a symptom of an undeveloped condition of the genitalia. The state is, no doubt, in many cases, congenital in its manifestation, or is early superinduced by exposure of the subject to faulty hygienic surroundings. Improper modes of dressing during the years of childhood and before puberty have been ascribed as an important factor entering into its causation, but it is often difficult to appreciate how the normal intra-abdominal pressure can be so modified as to cause, to any great extent, before the vulvovaginal introitus has been affected by the influences of parturient processes, displacement of so small an organ as the uterus, which, for the most part scarcely measures by the sound two and one-half inches in depth.

The uterus, including its cervix, sustained in its proper position by the uterosacral ligaments, with the axis of the corpus assuming with

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