Why are women referred for female genital cosmetic surgery?

Rebecca Deans, Lih-Mei Liao, Naomi S Crouch and Sarah M Creighton
Med J Aust 2011; 195 (2): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2011.tb03223.x
Published online: 18 July 2011

To the Editor: The number of vulvoplasty or labioplasty procedures rebated by Medicare Australia has more than doubled over the past 10 years;1 in the United Kingdom, a similar trend was observed in the National Health Service (NHS) (Box).2 Recent media debate in Australia highlights this as a concerning problem.3

  • Rebecca Deans1
  • Lih-Mei Liao2
  • Naomi S Crouch2
  • Sarah M Creighton2

  • 1 Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 University College London Hospitals, London, UK.



We thank Associate Professor Jason Abbott for his contribution to this letter.


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