Archives of Sexual Behavior

, Volume 47, Issue 3, pp 811–813 | Cite as

An Unusual Case of Infertility: Urethral Coitus Due to Cribriform Hymen

  • Dubravko Habek
  • Goran Arbanas
  • Vlado Jukic
Clinical Case Report Series


Urethral coitus is a rare type of sexual practice, usually due to vaginal agenesis or hymeneal anomalies. We report a case of urethral coitus in a healthy couple who were evaluated for infertility. The female partner had cribriform hymen and dilated urethral orifice but did not report any problems except infertility and her genital anatomy was normal. The male partner reported concerns over his penile size but was otherwise healthy. After incision of hymen, they were able to have vaginal coitus and successfully conceived. While urethral coitus is rare, it should be suspected in women presenting with infertility and a dilated urethral orifice.


Urethral coitus Cribriform hymen Infertility 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Gynaecology and ObstetricsCroatian Catholic University Zagreb & University Hospital Sveti Duh ZagrebZagrebCroatia
  2. 2.Department of Forensic PsychiatryUniversity Psychiatric Hospital VrapceZagrebCroatia

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