Several decades ago, Madonna coined the phrase Like a Virgin. Five years ago, doctors in LA took that literally. Women started booking appointment for hymenoplasty. According to Dr. Faizal H Sahukhan, PHD women started getting the operation as a gift to their husbands. In South Asian cultures this surgery is performed for different reasons.
In the western world, many men value experience. In South Asian cultures, there is a high value placed on virginity. In the case of arranged marriage, famillies will go through great lengths to recreate virginity before that marriage takes place. A few weeks ago, the Province ran a story letting Vancouverites know this is happening in our home town.
You can download the podcast for last night’s in depth discussion about Revirginalization right here.