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New Guidelines Issued on Breast, Genital Plastic Surgery for Teen Girls

Posted 23 Apr 2016 by

FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 – A growing interest among teenaged girls in plastic surgery on their breasts or genitals has prompted a leading ob/gyn group to recommend that doctors first talk to these young women about "normal" sexual development. "Our membership has been telling us this is coming up more and more frequently with their adolescent patients," said Dr. Julie Strickland. She is chair of the Adolescent Health Care Committee of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). The new recommendations also suggest that physicians screen these patients for body dysmorphic disorder, which is an obsession with an imagined or slight defect in appearance. There are already guidelines from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) on breast augmentation and reduction among teenagers. If it's strictly for cosmetic reasons, the society recommends surgery should ... Read more

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Breast Concerns May Sideline Many Teen Girls From Sports

Posted 20 Jan 2016 by

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2016 – Researchers in England have discovered a surprising reason why teen girls may not play sports – their breasts. About half of all girls at British high schools may be avoiding sports due to breast-related concerns or problems, the study authors said. "Previous studies of adult women have shown time and again that the same concerns are directly responsible for women no longer taking part in sport or exercise," said study author Joanna Scurr. She leads the Research Group in Breast Health at the University of Portsmouth. "What makes this worse is, as scientists, we know proper breast support reduces or even eliminates the problems associated with breast movement during sport. All that is needed is better education, preferably at puberty for all girls," Scurr said in a university news release. The study included surveys from more than 2,000 girls, aged 11 to 17, ... Read more

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