R.L. said :
Blah, that question is a no brainer. Any surgery "imposed" on any person should not be encouraged and a getting your hymen fixed up is hardly a cure for the injury of rape.
It is mostly elective. There might some social pressure in some upper and middle classes, but no wide-spread forcing.
Also in the case of rape, it is sometimes offered to reduce the stigma, in cultures where the hymen is one of the few assets a young woman has. It does not intend to "cure the injury of rape", but mediate one of its most visible outcomes.
19%_ said :
I don't think rape is the only reason for the operation ?
But one could argue it is one of the few cases where it is justifiable. As in "should be reimbursed by social security in countries where there is one."