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“I never realised they were so different”: understanding the impact of the labia library

Women’s Health Victoria, October 2018 Recognising that women are increasingly altering their genitalia through cosmetic surgery, WHV developed the Labia Library, a unique online resource that supports positive body image by informing women about the natural diversity in normal female genital appearance. The Labia Library houses a gallery of 40 unaltered photographs of female genitalia. This...

Knowing your labia (radio on demand)

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Triple R radio,18.04.2017 What does a “normal” labia look like? What is driving the increased demand of labioplasty? These are some of the questions leading to the creation of The Labia Library, an initiative from Women’s Health Victoria. It provides access to unaltered images of women’s labia, in order to dispel concerns and myths due to the rise of censored and altered images in pornography. Dr...

Female genital mutilation is hurting Australian girls and we must work together to stamp it out

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The Conversation, February 9th, 2017 Female genital mutilation or cutting is largely hidden in Australia and other high-income countries. Most people don’t consider it a major issue. But our research shows it should be. Our research found girls are presenting to paediatricians in Australia with female genital mutilation, but misconceptions about the practice are common and doctors want more...

Labiaplasty surgery prompted by derogatory comments, research finds

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ABC Health & Wellbeing, posted Tue at 10:46am Every year thousands of women undergo labiaplasties – a relatively new surgical procedure that alters the folds of skin surrounding a woman’s vagina: the labia minora (inner labia) and the labia majora (outer labia). Derogatory comments about the appearance of their genitals, as well as physical discomfort during certain activities...

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