Yes. “Groin” simply refers to the area between the abdomen and the thigh. However, women are much less likely to develop inguinal hernias, which affect the groin. An inguinal hernia occurs when a portion of the intestine, bowel, or other tissue protrudes through the abdominal wall and enters the inguinal canal, a condition much more likely in men. Women are more likely to get femoral hernias.