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The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery 2011 Vol 28, No. 3 “If an educated adult patient requests this surgery from a surgeon who is trained to perform it, I think it is unethical to deny her this right. . . . It is cosmetic surgery that is not medically indicated and has a small but measurable risk, and if the patient is aware of all this and wants to proceed, she should be allowed to do that. Cosmetic gynecology respects the patient’s autonomy; procedures do no more harm than any other elective surgery with minimal risk, and they potentially do some good from the patient’s point of view.”
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Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology 2006 “Traditionally, colporrhaphy is a surgical procedure to correct genital prolapse. An abnormal or subjectively wide vagina may be associated with sexual dysfunction, and recently some gynecologists have performed colporrhaphy on patients with a sensation of a wide vagina who had lost the ability to experience orgasms as the main symptom…”
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Obstetrics & Gynecology 2009 Vol 113, No. 1 “Some women request alteration of their vulvas and vaginas for reasons of cosmesis, increasing self-esteem, and improving sexual function. Patients must be assured their surgeon is properly trained and should understand that few validated long-term safety or outcome data are presently available in this relatively new field. Women also should be made aware that, although they may wish to cosmetically or physically alter their external genitalia, this does not mean that they are developmentally or structurally ‘abnormal.’”
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The Journal of Sexual Medicine 2011 “Female Genital Plastic Surgery, a relatively new entry in the field of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, has promised sexual enhancement and functional and cosmetic improvement for women. Are the vulvovaginal aesthetic procedures of Labiaplasty, Vaginoplasty/Perineoplasty (“Vaginal Rejuvenation”) and Clitoral Hood Reduction effective, and do they deliver on that promise? For what reason do women seek these procedures?…”
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