Doctors face prosecution over genital cosmetic surgery in London clinics
Two London doctors are facing prosecution for allegedly carrying out illegal cosmetic surgery on women at clinics in the capital.
The women who had the “designer vagina” procedures were adults who paid for the surgery in the belief that it would make them more attractive.
But Scotland Yard detectives are now carrying out a criminal investigation after being alerted to the cases and deciding that the doctors’ actions involved a potential breach of legislation outlawing female genital mutilation.
Files on both doctors have now been submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service for charging decisions. A file has also been sent to prosecutors on a third case in Cheshire.
The news will raise hopes that a first conviction under anti-FGM legislation could be secured after the failure last year of the only prosecution so far.
The police investigations will also prompt renewed debate about cosmetic genital surgery, which includes labia reduction and vaginal tightening.
It comes after the pop star Sinitta revealed plans to have her own “vaginoplasty” filmed and broadcast online.
The singer, 53, has already put footage of a friend having a “designer vagina” operation on the Periscope site.
Such procedures — which critics say are wrongly promoted as enhancing sexual pleasure and attractiveness — are carried out widely at clinics in Harley Street and elsewhere… Read More>>
Source: Evening Standard