Labiatalk media coverage

The labiatalk project has been covered by a number of different media outlets recently. Here is a link round-up:


Biggest study of vaginas shows there’s no such thing as ‘normal’ New Scientist (Alice Klein) June 29

Aussie Girls As Young As 11 Seeking Genital Cosmetic Surgery Ten Daily (Katherine Kalk) June 29

Cosmetic surgery on women’s genitals doubled over ten years Triple J Hack (Shalailah Medhora) June 29

Study looks at cosmetic genital surgery AAP (Marnie Banger) June 29

The Number Of Genital Cosmetic Surgeries Are Rising Amongst Young Women. This Melbourne Researcher Is Trying To Figure Out Why BuzzFeed News (Elfy Scott) July 2 2018

New research aims to examine why more girls seek genital cosmetic surgery newsGP (Neelima Choahan) July 2

Researchers warn of significant growth in women and girls wanting cosmetic genital surgery ABC Radio Melbourne (John Faine) July 2

Labiaplasty from different perspectives

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 taboo around female genitalia has grave consequences for women

An opinion piece by Cat Rodie published this week in Fairfax media suggests that the social and cultural taboos around female genitalia are contributing to young women and girls both not knowing about what their genitals should look like and being dissatisfied with their genital appearance.

“Girls get socialised not to talk about their genitalia. And then, when they need to talk about it (because they have a weird symptom or something has changed) they find that it’s too embarrassing… We need to normalise conversations about female genitalia so that we can start smashing through taboos”

You can read the article in full HERE



Radio interview 3CR Tuesday Breakfast

You can listen to me talk about female genital cosmetic surgery with the Tuesday Breakfast team at 3CR Community Radio rebroadcast on Women on the Line Monday 9 October (interview begins at 11:06)