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Hymenoplasty is a medical procedure designed to alter the shape of the hymen membrane. Dutch women of predominantly Muslim migrant ancestry resort to the surgery to maintain the appearance of premarital virginity. Sherria Ayuandani studies hymenoplasty as a social phenomenon. She asks how the interconnecting issues of gender, religion and migration play out during interactions between doctors and patients.

Event details of Virginity, sexual norms and hymenoplasty consultations
Date 6 July 2017
Time 14:00 -15:00
Location Agnietenkapel
Room Location

S.P. Ayuandini: For One Drop of Blood: Virginity, Sexual Norms and Medical Processes in Hymenoplasty Consultations in the Netherlands.


Prof. J.R. Bowen

Prof. W.G.J. Duyvendak


Dr M.A. van den Berg


Room Location

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam


This event is open to the public.