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Hundreds of girls aged 14 or under are having 'designer vagina' surgery on the NHS343 operations performed on under 14s in six yearsResearchers want an age limit for the surgery <br> <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 11:48 GMT, 22 November 2012 </p> <br> <img src="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/11/22/article-2236675-0E99A88200000578-652_233x423.jpg" width="233" height="423" alt="Trend: Hundreds of girls are having designer vagina surgery on the NHS, say researchers" class="blkBorder" /> <p class="imageCaption">Trend: Hundreds of girls are having 'designer vagina' surgery on the NHS, say researchers</p> <p>Hundreds of young girls are having ‘designer vagina’ surgery on the NHS, say researchers.</p><p>Figures show 343 operations were performed on girls aged 14 or under in the last six years, possibly for cosmetic reasons.</p><p>The procedures involve reshaping female genitalia and requests may be granted on the grounds that the problem is psychologically damaging.</p><p>Researchers from University College Hospital, London, led by Dr Sarah Creighton, claim it is ‘disturbing’ that there is no minimum age limit for the surgery.</p><p>They say demand may be growing for such procedures because of poor and inaccurate information available on the internet, usually from private clinics.</p><p>Websites of companies that provide female genital cosmetic surgery (FGCS) make ‘unsubstantiated claims’ about the benefits of the procedures.</p><p>They also use confusing terminology and do not highlight surgical risks, according to the research published in BMJ Open.</p><p>A survey of 10 websites found little information was given on short-term or long-term surgical risks either from individual clinics and their surgeons or from the medical literature.</p><p>‘'Unsubstantiated claims of physical, psychological and sexual benefits were present on every website’ said consultant gynaecologist Dr Creighton.</p><p> </p><p>'The absence of a lower age limit for any of the FGCS procedures is most disturbing of all’ she said.</p><p>Labiaplasties, which are operations to reshape the labia, the inner lips of the vagina, have become increasingly common, often because women are dissatisfied with their appearance.</p><p>Dr Creighton said her research cannot confirm whether some girls are having medically unnecessary surgery.</p> <img src="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/11/22/article-2236675-13468497000005DC-547_468x528.jpg" width="468" height="528" alt="Worried: Researchers from University College Hospital, London, led by Dr Sarah Creighton, claim it is disturbing that there is not a lower age limit for the surgery" class="blkBorder" /> <p class="imageCaption">Worried: Researchers from University College Hospital, London, led by Dr Sarah Creighton, claim it is 'disturbing' that there is not a lower age limit for the surgery</p> <p>She said ‘In the past six years, 343 labiaplasties were performed in the UK NHS on girls aged 14 or under.
'I feel like an experiment': Doctors grow new ear on woman's arm in pioneering medical procedureAfter doctors removed her left ear in 2010 to battle aggressive skin cancer Sherrie Walter was left deaf and disfiguredSurgical team at Johns Hopkins Hospital offered her the chance to have a new ear re-grown using cartilage from her ribsThe plan was unusual because facial and neck skin is used in ear reconstruction – Walter didn't have enough because of her previous surgeries and doctors chose to use the skin of the forearm as an alternativeWalter's new ear was fitted in March 2012 and she is now undergoing cosmetic procedures to contour the ear into an acceptable shape By James Nye PUBLISHED: 18:05 GMT, 27 September 2012 | UPDATED: 07:00 GMT, 28 September 2012 For the past two years Sherrie Walter has been unwilling to pull her hair into a ponytail and unable to wear a pair of matching earrings after surgery to deal with an aggressive form of skin cancer.
L”Occitane and Yves Rocher: The big-name beauty brands among those ditching cruelty-free animal testing policies to sell their products to China. Several big name beauty companies have been forced to remove a logo that declares them free of animal cruelty after they decided to sell their products in China.
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Devoted mother-of-four dies from heart failure after implants trigger dormant TB 'Mum wanted other women to know that breast enlargements aren't worth it'Doctors believe breast implants may have triggered dormant TBTwo of Kerry's implants exploded and she also battled through MRSA and a double mastectomyKerry died of internal bleeding after an artery in her heart collapsed from stress | UPDATED: 13:56 GMT, 6 July 2012 For most of her life Kerry Elia was self-conscious about her body; she hated her flat 34A chest and longed to be curvy and shapely like other women she knew.
The NHS will treat them only in the most extreme cases.