Medical Group Urges Women to Avoid Genital Plastic Surgery

A leading group of obstetricians and gynecologists Friday urged women to stay away cosmetic genital surgery, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) said there is no evidence that cosmetic genital surgeries, which include "vaginal rejuvenation," "designer vaginoplasty," "revirgination" and "G-spot amplification," are safe or effective.

The organization also said it is "deceptive to give the impression" that these procedures are "accepted and routine surgical practices."

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Doctors offering the surgeries often claim they will enhance a women’s sexual pleasure, but critics say women are exposing sensitive body parts to “questionable benefits” and "unknown risks.”

The ACOG’s Committee on Gynecologic Practice warned about the surgeries in a two-page statement published in the September issue of its magazine.