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Several adolescent gynecologists told the BBC that young girls under the age of 15 were increasingly seeking out the operation, which shortens and reforms the labia minor surrounding the vagina—most often because they are distressed by the size or shape of their vulvas. In , labiaplasty was the second-fastest growing cosmetic procedure in the US after breast enlargement, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. That figure has been relatively steady over the past decade at least, and some of those surgeries relate to injury, recurrent disease, or infection, according to the NHS. It is also used as part of the reconstructive process for victims of female genital mutilation. Cosmetic surgeons appear to be feeding the stereotype. The uptick in adolescents seeking labiaplasty and breast surgery led the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to issue updated guidelines for doctors this year. It suggested doctors council patients carefully, reassure them when everything is normal, and screen for body dysmorphic disorder, an anxiety disorder that causes people to have a distorted view of how their body appears. Evidence on the longterm effects of the procedure is limited, and many studies are funded by the cosmetic surgery industry.
Jyoti Gambill-Read, 18, started to develop as male in the womb, but at around 12 weeks the process suddenly stopped. The student, from Hopkins, Minnesota, has lived with a variation of "intersex" - something she defines as "not having the typical binary sex organs or parts". So everyone just assumes that I am. Jyoti says the condition has impacted her self-esteem and confidence, but she has always seen herself as a girl. She decided to have life-changing reconstructive surgery to create a vaginal opening and a vaginal canal, so she can experience a normal sex life. She said: "I decided to do the surgery, mainly because as I get older, I want to have a more typical female sex life. When she was discharged 10 days later, she said: "I've been bleeding quite a lot down there and I just remember thinking well I finally got a period I never had, welcome to womanhood Jo. Explaining the operation to her daughter, mum sue said: "It wasn't as easy as he thought it would be. Jyoti, who describes herself as bi or pansexual, said: "I'm excited to try new things, and meet new people and have new experiences that I might not have otherwise had if I had not had the surgery.