PhD Confirmation 15-Apr-2016: How do young women who present to the clinic understand and make decisions about female genital cosmetic surgery?

3:00-4:00pm, Fri 15th November 2016
Seminar Room 515, level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Emma Barnard: PhD Candidate, Centre for Health Equity

Female genital cosmetic surgery (FGCS) is a relatively new phenomenon in contemporary medicine. Professional associations of obstetrics and gynaecology (Australia, US, UK, Canada) do not endorse FGCS. However, adolescent girls and young women are increasingly seeking labio/vulvoplasty procedures. Medicare data indicates that 22.7% of these procedures are performed on females aged 5-25. This pilot study uses a qualitative approach to examine how adolescent girls and young women in a clinical sample understand and make decisions about female genital cosmetic surgery.

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