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Hymenorrhaphy: Yeah Or Nay?
 
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# 1 : Friday 6-7-2012 @ 22:33
 
 
Do you think hymenorrhaphy (=re-suturing the hymen) should be encouraged?
Is it a sexist form of "mutilation" that encourages the domination of women and the promotion of "virginity" as a virtue that is worth more than reality?
Is it acceptable in such cases as after a rape?
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# 2 : Friday 6-7-2012 @ 22:37
 
 
Where does this happen?
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# 3 : Friday 6-7-2012 @ 22:39
 
 
Someone said :
Where does this happen?


Down there, in women

Edit: alternative answer: it is an elective surgery mostly encountered in the USA, Japan, Europe, sometimes as part of a rejuvination down there, or just to re-capture the illusion of virginity (sometimes before marriage). It can sometimes be imposed by circumstances in the upper class of developing countries (China/India).
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# 4 : Friday 6-7-2012 @ 22:40
 
 
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# 5 : Friday 6-7-2012 @ 22:41
 
 
Someone said :


Down there, in women


Oh dear, you are almost spamming your own thread
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# 6 : Friday 6-7-2012 @ 22:42
 
 
It's plastic surgery to restore a ruptured hymen.?
Why not if a woman wants to get it done herself ?
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# 7 : Friday 6-7-2012 @ 22:43
 
 
Maybe I should spell it out: What region of the planet does this take place on.... And should we care???
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# 8 : Friday 6-7-2012 @ 22:44
 
 
Ugh
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# 9 : Friday 6-7-2012 @ 22:45
 
 
Someone said :
Maybe I should spell it out: What region of the planet does this take place on.... And should we care???


Probably not.
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# 10 : Friday 6-7-2012 @ 22:46
 
 
"it is not possible to confirm that a girl or woman is or is not a virgin by examining her hymen.
The hymen can break from physical activity, tampons, or from sexual intercourse."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hymen

I don't see what the purpose of this operation would be.
If it is anything to do with religion, that religion should be banned.
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# 11 : Friday 6-7-2012 @ 22:47
 
 
Someone said :
Maybe I should spell it out: What region of the planet does this take place on.... And should we care???


See the 22:41 edit in my first response to you
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# 12 : Friday 6-7-2012 @ 22:52
 
 
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.
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# 13 : Friday 6-7-2012 @ 22:54
 
 
I don't think rape is the only reason for the operation ?
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# 14 : Friday 6-7-2012 @ 22:55
 
 
Someone 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.

Someone said :
I don't think rape is the only reason for the operation ?

No.
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."
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# 15 : Friday 6-7-2012 @ 23:00
 
 
Someone said :


See the 22:41 edit in my first response to you


Your second response you mean - you vastly edited it
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