In some women, the hymen is more or less elastic.
Some are born without a hymen.
The hymen can rupture while playing sports (including horseback riding, cycling and gymnastics).
It happens that some women are sexually assaulted and lose their hymen.
For women whose hymen has ruptured, for one reason or another, and wanting to have an operation, hymenoplasty, resulting from plastic surgery, allows them to regain their bodily integrity.
For many women, too, a hymen reconstruction is a way to permanently erase the after-effects of a relationship that has ended.
Cases exist, some women give birth with an almost intact hymen.
The hymen remains in any case, a very fragile and very random proof of female virginity.
In some conservative societies, the rupture of the hymen, leading to the loss of virginity, can change the future of the young girl concerned.
The recourse to the reconstruction of the hymen before marriage, of a day and even of a few hours, is a last resort to regain one's bodily integrity, and to escape the judgments of others. In all situations, and especially in conservative societies, the woman must justify herself in relation to a ruptured hymen.
She often finds herself alone and helpless.
Hymenoplasty thus represents the means of repairing a ruptured hymen, and a remedy can be beneficial so as not to have to justify itself.