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Call for volunteers for the FGCS Research Project

AFMW has partnered with five other Australian organisations in a 3 year ARC funded research project that seeks to elucidate the increasing demand for female genital cosmetic surgery in Australia. The study is administered by Monash University and involves the Jean Hailes for Women’s Health, Women’s Health Victoria, Family Planning Victoria, Southern Health and the Australian Federation of Medical Women. 

We are seeking women who have considered or had genital modification (surgery, vajazzling, waxing, colouring, piercing and more), and professionals (doctors and beauty therapists) who have patients or clients who seek genital modification. We would love to hear your perspectives through a 15-30 minute interview conducted by phone or email with a Monash University researcher.

The results of this study will contribute to programs for sexuality and body image education, public health campaigns about normal genital diversity, and professional development for doctors and beauty therapists.

If you would like to participate or want further information, please contact Dr Karalyn McDonald, 03 9903 0686, [email protected], or download one of the following flyers:

Health professionals

Women who have considered or had genital modification

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