You can read this interview published by Pursuit at the University of Melbourne about the research project:
Words by Andrew Trounsen
Triple J program The Hookup featured a discussion about labiaplasty last week from a number of perspectives: the surgeon, the researcher/psychologist, and from a woman who has had the surgery herself.
You can listen to the podcast here:
Discussion begins at 1:20:30
The pop star’s video for Pynk gives us Vagina Monologues for a new generation. It’s joyous, uplifting – and about as subtle as a sledgehammer writes HERE
for the Guardian. Read the full article
UK young people’s sexual health organisation Brook together with the British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology (BritSPAG), co-produced a new resource aimed at educating young people about genital diversity.
Titled, “So What is a Vulva Anyway?”, the online booklet was developed in response to an increasing number of young women and girls in the UK having concerns about their genital appearance and requesting female cosmetic genital surgeries.
Commenting on the launch of the booklet, Brook participation and volunteering manager Ms Laura West said:
“All young people deserve education, support and advice about anatomy, but unfortunately there is a lack of accurate and sensitive information available as part of the school curriculum and on the internet. This new booklet will help to address this need and will inform doctors, girls, young women and their families, as to what is normal and where to seek further help and support if required.”
Dr Naomi Crouch, GP, researcher on FGCS, and chair of BritSPAG said: “We hope this resource will provide information for girls and young women that their vulva is unique and will change throughout their life, and that this is entirely normal and healthy.”
You can access the resource which is free to download here.
Gemma Sharp | TEDxBrisbane
My interview republished in The Citizen
“So, in case you haven’t had the pleasure, allow me to introduce you to the labia.”
Source: Let’s talk labia – because nobody else is
I sat down recently with journalist Danielle O’Neal to talk labia!
More and more young women are seeking genital cosmetic surgery because they don’t feel “normal” — Is the vagina taboo to blame?
View at Medium.com