More young girls asking GPs about genital cosmetic surgery, study finds
A world-first study has found that girls as young as 15 are asking their GPs about genital cosmetic surgery, and are increasingly concerned that their genitals don’t look “normal”.
Lead author of the study, Dr Magdalena Simonis from the University of Melbourne’s department of general practice, said she was compelled to conduct the survey after her own patients began asking about labiaplasty, a surgical procedure that removes tissue from the labia.
“I felt underprepared to respond to those requests,” she said.
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