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Hymen repair surgery to be outlawed in UK

Posted On: May 19, 2022   |   Posted By: RT

Hymen repair surgery to be outlawed in UK

The UK government is criminalizing hymen reconstruction procedures to protect vulnerable women and girls
UK Minister for Care and Mental Health Gillian Keegan has confirmed the government will ban the “indefensible” cosmetic surgeries that are linked to conservative cultures.
Hymen repair surgery, known as hymenoplasty, is currently available in UK clinics for up to £3,000 and is catering to groups that value virginity before marriage.
The procedure is closely linked with virginity testing.The World Health Organization estimates that virginity testing is currently practiced in at least 20 countries, subjecting women to an intrusive examination of the hymen area.
The legislation, which is set to be introduced this year, will see parliament criminalize “aiding or abetting” a person carrying out hymenoplasty in the UK, as well as making it a crime to take a girl abroad for the procedure.

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