To have a chance of making a positive impact on how adult women feel about their genital appearance, we have to reach them as adolescents.
Australian rates of labiaplasty – sometimes called ‘the Barbie surgery’ – have doubled since 2001.
Although women like how their genitals look after labial surgery, self esteem and sexual confidence may not improve.
Women are increasingly feeling embarrassed about their genital appearance.
New guidelines launched by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners aim to help doctors educate women about the variety of genital appearance and stop them having unnecessary surgery.
Most people haven’t actually seen many vulvas up close, and don’t know about the vast anatomical range of normality.
ABC TV’s The Vagina Diaries investigates the worrying trend for increasing numbers of labiaplasty procedures being performed in Australia. Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure to remove or reduce the labia…