Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery (FGCS) Activism
The New View Campaign is opposed to the growth of the unregulated and unmonitored genital cosmetic surgery industry that is medicalizing women's sexuality and creating new risks, norms and insecurities. We are posting documents and analyses of this dangerous and offensive new trend on this page for journalists, students and scholars.
I. About the New View Protest November 17, 2008
II. Background information on FGCS
In 2007 the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) issued a statement saying that most FGCS procedures are not medically indicated, were ethically questionable, and were not standardized, routine or acceptable. The statement concluded, "Women should be informed about the lack of data supporting the efficacy of these procedures and their potential complications, including infection, altered sensation, dyspareunia, adhesions, and scarring." For entire statement see: Vaginal “rejuvenation” and cosmetic vaginal procedures. ACOG Committee Opinion No. 378. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2007, v.110, p.737–8.
III. Educational materials about diversity of normal genitalia
*The New View documents on this page are PDF files and must be opened with Adobe Acrobat. For a free download, click here.