You Don’t Need Labiaplasty

This is the video that got Self Serve kicked off Facebook! Watch and share widely, please! The human body should not be censored.

All labias are beautiful, and you don’t need cosmetic surgery. After a video on labiaplasty made thousands of views on YouTube, we at Self Serve felt the need to respond.

Vaginoplasty and labiaplasty are sweeping the world. Doctors are making easy money through women’s self loathing and ignorance. We need more images of diverse, normal labias and vulvas– not a surgical solution to an imaginary problem. In case you didn’t know, there is a whole movement to change the growing medicalization of women’s bodies and sexual desire. A sassy, smart and sexy organization called The New View Campaign is encouraging change. They have a whole area of their site dedicated to resources on female genital cosmetic surgery (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.