More young girls asking GPs about genital cosmetic surgery, study finds

Fashion, online pornography, perceptions of beauty and Brazilian waxes contributing to women’s dissatisfaction with their genitals, study author says More than half the GPs surveyed in an Australian study suspected psychological disturbances in their patients requesting labiaplasty such as depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties and body dysmorphic disorder. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo 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…
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