Vulvovaginal surgery is being carried out without evidence of safety or benefits, gynaecologists sayBMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a1684 (Published 16 September 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1684
- Roger Dobson
Aggressive marketing by private clinics in the United Kingdom and United States and media coverage have led to growing numbers of women asking for cosmetic genital procedures, a new report says.
But many such procedures are being carried out without adequate evidence of either safety or psychosocial benefits, say the authors (Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine, doi:10.1016/j.ogrm.2008.07.008).
“There are very significant gaps in our understanding of these types of procedures. Given the political and ethical controversy, the onus remains on the surgeons who perform such surgery …