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.
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
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