Podcast on Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery

Thursday, March 7 2013

Recorded April 8, 2012

Nip and tuck surgeries have become commonplace, but what about cosmetic genital surgeries?  A quick search reveals six clinics in Toronto alone that offer to reduce women’s labia, tighten their vaginas or remove their clitoral hood.  Surprised?  In the U.K., last year these procedures on the National Health Service increased by 70% on the previous year to 1,118.  If you are curious, intrigued or just plain flabbergasted, listen to our podcast with Leonore Tiefer and Lyba Spring with CWHN Executive Director, Anne Rochon Ford, moderating.

Leonore Tiefer, PhD, is an educator, psychotherapist and sex therapist, and an expert in the medicalization of sex. She has a private psychotherapy and sex therapy practice in Manhattan, New York and is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at both New York University School of Medicine and Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Lyba Spring worked as a sexual health educator for Toronto Public Health for nearly 30 years. She recently retired from that position to set up her own consulting company, Lyba Spring Sexual Health Education and Consulting Services.

Listen to the podcast – by clicking here: http://www.cwhn.ca/en/webinars/designergenitaliapodcast

Link: http://www.cwhn.ca/en/webinars/designergenitaliapodcast

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