Spike in Demand for Hymen Reconstruction

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Online PR News – 30-October-2012 – Toronto, Ontario – Reports suggest that an increasing number of women are seeking a minimally invasive surgery that repairs the hymen. The procedure, performed on an outpatient basis, is popular within religious groups that believe women should have their hymens intact when they wed.

Patients range in age between 20 and 30 years old. The demographic includes women from Middle Eastern backgrounds, Orthodox Jewish and Christian fundamentalist communities. As well, women looking to amplify the enjoyment of intercourse are electing to have Hymen Reconstruction.

The hymen is a thin tissue that encloses the vaginal area. It can break easily by various means including the use of tampons, gymnastics, horseback riding, and through regular pap smears. Many women may not know that their hymen has been torn, as they experienced no pain or blood loss.

Typically, the surgery involves stitching the torn hymen together. A substance that promotes healing in the area is inserted. Healing takes between a few days and a few weeks. Doctors emphasize that despite a successful hymen reconstructions, the procedure does not mean that virginity will be restored. Even so, the surgery will allow for women to tear and bleed the first time they have intercourse after surgery.

Studies show that in 2010, there were at least 110,000 reported Hymen Reconstruction surgeries performed in the United States. By 2011, the figure had increase to 125,000.

Researchers hope to gain insight about the increase in surgeries through continued studies.

A recent questionnaire sent to doctors in the United States aimed to unearth further information about the number of requests for Hymen Reconstruction that doctors receive. Questionnaires were sent to 1,000 gynecologists, midwives, youth welfare and social officers, school nurses and doctors in four American cities. Of the 500 who returned it, 250 reported having seen patients seeking the procedure.

About 100 referrals were made and about and 150 patients received the surgery.

The same study showed that 75% of the patients requesting the surgery had come from Middle Eastern countries; 10% from Orthodox Jewish Communities and 15% from Christian communities.

While Hymen Reconstruction has often been performed discretely, increased demand for the plastic surgery has emboldened clinics to advertise their services. With more people knowing about the available options, the demand increases. For more information visit : - theplasticsurgeryclinic.com