Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery: A Critical Review of Current Knowledge and Contemporary Debates

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dc.contributor.author Braun, Virginia en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-01T23:49:31Z en
dc.date.issued 2010-07 en
dc.identifier.citation J Womens Health (Larchmt) 19(7):1393-1407 Jul 2010 en
dc.identifier.issn 1540-9996 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/12574 en
dc.description.abstract Female genital cosmetic surgery procedures have gained popularity in the West in recent years. Marketing by surgeons promotes the surgeries, but professional organizations have started to question the promotion and practice of these procedures. Despite some surgeon claims of drastic transformations of psychological, emotional, and sexual life associated with the surgery, little reliable evidence of such effects exists. This article achieves two objectives. First, reviewing the published academic work on the topic, it identifies the current state of knowledge around female genital cosmetic procedures, as well as limitations in our knowledge. Second, examining a body of critical scholarship that raises sociological and psychological concerns not typically addressed in medical literature, it summarizes broader issues and debates. Overall, the article demonstrates a paucity of scientific knowledge and highlights a pressing need to consider the broader ramifications of surgical practices. en
dc.language EN en
dc.publisher MARY ANN LIEBERT INC en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Women's Health en
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dc.subject AESTHETIC LABIA MINORA en
dc.subject DEEPITHELIALIZED REDUCTION LABIOPLASTY en
dc.subject PEDICLE FLAP RECONSTRUCTION en
dc.subject CENTRAL WEDGE NYMPHECTOMY en
dc.subject 90-DEGREE Z-PLASTY en
dc.subject VAGINAL LABIOPLASTY en
dc.subject SEXUAL FUNCTION en
dc.subject WOMEN en
dc.subject GENITOPLASTY en
dc.subject MUTILATION en
dc.title Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery: A Critical Review of Current Knowledge and Contemporary Debates en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1089/jwh.2009.1728 en
pubs.issue 7 en
pubs.begin-page 1393 en
pubs.volume 19 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. en
dc.identifier.pmid 20509791 en
pubs.end-page 1407 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 119805 en
pubs.org-id Science en
pubs.org-id Psychology en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-12-12 en
pubs.dimensions-id 20509791 en


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