Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery

Clearinghouse Connector – May 2011

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Overview

Cosmetic genital surgery : labioplasty and phalloplasty Better Health Channel, 2010

Genital cosmetic surgery Women’s Health Queensland Wide, 2007

Labial surgery for well women : a review of the literature BJOG an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2010

Vaginal ‘rejuvenation’ and cosmetic vaginal procedures Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 2008

Requests for cosmetic genitoplasty : how should healthcare providers respond? British Medical Journal, 2007


Feminist analysis

The ‘designer vagina’ and the pathologisation of female genital diversity : interventions for change Radical Psychology, 2009

Female genital cosmetic surgery : freakish or inevitable? : analysis from medical marketing, bioethics, and feminist theory Feminism and Psychology, 2008

Pretty woman : genital plastic surgery and the production of the sexed female subject gnovis, 2006

Genitals and ethnicity : the politics of genital modification Reproductive Health Matters, 2010


Media coverage

The perfect vagina Top Documentary Films, 2008
(Please be aware that this link includes images of female genitalia)

Healing it to a single crease [blog] Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2010
(Please be aware that this link includes images of female genitalia)


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