Ob.gyns. split on cosmetic genital surgery


Ob.gyns. appear divided on whether it is appropriate to perform genital surgery for cosmetic reasons, according to the results of a recent online reader poll.

In a poll conducted by Ob.Gyn. News, 48.7% of respondents said it is appropriate to perform gynecologic procedures, such as labiaplasty, for cosmetic reasons, while 51.3% said it is not appropriate.

Reader poll
Relatively few ob.gyns., however, appear to be performing these procedures themselves. Less than a quarter of respondents (24.2%) said that they perform gynecologic surgery for cosmetic reasons, while 75.8% do not perform these surgeries.

Results are based on 236 reader responses from June 29 to July 24, 2017.

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