"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009

""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."

Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Designer Vaginas - booming business on the NHS

"More and more women are said to be troubled by the shape, size, or proportions of their vulvas, so that elective genitoplasty is apparently a "booming business." Advertisements for cosmetic genitoplasty are common, often including before and after images and life changing narratives. Google produced around 490 000 results when we entered "labial reduction". Forty seven of the first 50 results were advertisements from clinics in the United Kingdom and United States offering cosmetic genital surgery. Television programmes and articles in women's magazines on "designer vaginas" may also fuel desire for ..... "

Requests for cosmetic genitoplasty: how should healthcare providers respond?

Lih Mei Liao, consultant clinical psychologist, Sarah M Creighton, consultant gynaecologist

Middlesex Centre, UCL Institute for Women's Health, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Obstetric Hospital, London WC1E 6DH

British Medical Journal 2007;334:1090-1092 (26 May), doi:10.1136/bmj.39206.422269.BE

The U.K.'s National Health Service in 2004 and 2005 paid for elective surgery on 800 women who had the size of their labia reduced. That's more than double the number of procedures funded by the government 6 years earlier.... who says that doubling the expenditure on the NHS isn't producing results ?

UPDATE - Toni Fabuloso calls (she gets weekends off) to tell us that in the business it's called an "Aussie makeover " ... y'know it's "Downunder".

For the diabetics amongst you the issue also contains the following ..

Study indicates diabetes drug linked to cardiovascular death

Janice Hopkins Tanne

A meta-analysis of 42 trials of the type 2 diabetes drug rosiglitazone (Avandia - GSK) has shown a significantly raised risk of myocardial infarction and an increase in cardiovascular deaths that did not quite reach statistical significance (New England Journal of Medicine 2007 May 21 doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa072761).


. said...

and why do these women complain about female circumcision?

sam_m said...

Can the unseen be ugly??

Anonymous said...

Why stop a re-shaping ? Why not move it to a more easily accessible area, ... like right next to the mouth.

The Antagonist said...

What a bunch of cunts!

(C) Very Seriously Disorganised Criminals 2002/3/4/5/6/7/8/9 - copy anything you wish