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Girls as young as nine are opting to have surgery on their private parts because of body insecurities that stem from social media and pornography, doctors have revealed. Naomi Crouch, a leading adolescent gynaecologist, told the BBC about the worrying trend and admitted that she is concerned GPs are referring young girls for unneeded labiaplasty - an operation where the lips of the vagina are shortened or reshaped. She also added that the rise is the fault of pornography and social media and that, in her opinion, labiaplasty should only be performed on girls who have a medical abnormality.
In a recent conversation with TheJournal. Suli is one of many former cutters, as they are known, who have turned their back on the practice and are now working to eradicate female genital mutilation. The practice involves the ritual cutting or removal of some or all of the clitoris and the labia for non-medical reasons.
She considers it her mission to demystify female genitalia in Japan where, according to her, they are "overly hidden" in comparison to phallic imagery. On her website, the artist described how, growing up, she had never seen other women's genitalia, didn't know what they should look like, and was therefore concerned that her own vulva was abnormal. At first, when she began to use a mold of her vulva to create dioramasshe treated the idea light-heartedly.
Someone gave me the phone number of a person who did abortions and I made the arrangements. A greasy looking man came to the door and asked for the money as soon as I walked in. He told me to take off all my clothes except my blouse; there was a towel to wrap around myself.
Skip to content. People attend a rally, held to support women's rights and to protest against violence toward women, with a monument to Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin seen in the background, in St. Petersburg, Russia, on March 8,
Vaginal foreign bodies are a complaint occasionally encountered in pediatric clinics and emergency departments, and when pediatric patients present with a vaginal foreign body sexual abuse may not be considered. We describe two children with vaginal foreign bodies who were found to have been sexually abused. Each child had a discharge positive for a sexually transmitted infection despite no disclosure or allegation of abuse.
All rights reserved. Sarah was 7 years old when her parents took her to visit their family in India. Born in Iowa and raised in California, Sarah remembers taking trips to see relatives abroad frequently. But this time was different.
Today, through performances, programming, and the One Billion Rising campaignEnsler and V-Day continue to widen their reach, deepen their impact in local communities, and include diverse, immensely talented cast-members in performances of The Vagina Monologues. After Ensler concluded her solo run of The Vagina Monologuesthe play switched format to include three actors. The safe house provides shelter, education, and alternative rite of passage ceremonies to girls, and staff there work with the community to alert them to the effects of early child marriage, FGM, and a lack of education for girls.