hymenoplasty


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hymenoplasty

(ˈhaɪmənəʊˌplæstɪ)
n, pl -ties
(Surgery) a surgical operation to reconstruct the hymen in order to give the appearance of virginity, usually for religious or cultural reasons
[C20: from hymen + -plasty]
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These wide-ranging experiences include a potential hymenoplasty and multiple love affairs with people of both genders.
Abu Zaki says she is sure that fear is a strong enough motivator for women to consider a hymenoplasty in particular.
Although the number of procedures performed (such as vaginal rejuvenation, labiaplasty, vulvar liposculpturing, hymenoplasty, G-spot amplification, and O-Shot treatment) for both cosmetic and functional problems has increased, the published scientific data on the procedures' short- and long-term efficacy and safety are limited.
Further to this, Jessica Valenti's 2010 book, The Purity Myth, another text that unpacks the notion of what she calls "the cult of virginity," reveals that a recent phenomenon in Western culture is "rejuvenation" in the form of hymenoplasty (73).
A female can undergo a surgical procedure, hymenography or hymenoplasty, to repair or replace a torn hymen, to pass a virginity test.
Hymenoplasty, the repair of hymens which, when intact, are widely recognized as evidence of virginity, has become a lucrative business for doctors in countries where the practice is tolerated.
According to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), female genital cosmetic surgery (FGCS) "refers to non-medically indicated cosmetic surgical procedures which change the structure and appearance of healthy external genitalia of women, or internally in the case of vaginal tightening." (333) FGCS includes the most common procedure labiaplasty (surgical reduction of the labia minora), as well as hymenoplasty (reconstruction of the hymen) and vaginoplasty (tightening of the vagina).
Modern science also has developed medical procedures such as hymenoplasty which restores the hymen using a membrane with no blood supply.
Terms included "labioplasty" "liposculpting" "hoodectomy" and "hymenoplasty."
revirgination Hymenoplasty offers patients 'new virginity'.