A New Surgical Technique for Hymenoplasty: A Solution, But for Which Problem?

International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics 130.1(July 2015): 1-2

2 Pages Posted: 26 Sep 2015

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Dorothy Shaw

University of British Columbia (UBC), Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine

Bernard Dickens

University of Toronto - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

This Special Editorial questions whether hymenoplasty ("re-virgination") before marriage, where lawful, is ethically or medically appropriate, recognizing that in some cultures, the lives or well-being of patients may be at stake.

Keywords: hymenoplasty, virginity, genital surgery

JEL Classification: I10, I18

Suggested Citation

Shaw, Dorothy and Dickens, Bernard, A New Surgical Technique for Hymenoplasty: A Solution, But for Which Problem? (2015). International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics 130.1(July 2015): 1-2. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2664094

Dorothy Shaw (Contact Author)

University of British Columbia (UBC), Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine ( email )

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Bernard Dickens

University of Toronto - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C5
Canada
416-978-4849 (Phone)
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