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Niger Postgrad Med J. 2018 Oct-Dec;25(4):257-263. doi: 10.4103/npmj.npmj_139_18.

Knowledge and attitude of women on genital cosmetic surgery at University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Urogynaecology Unit, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.



Female genital cosmetic surgery (FGCS) is performed in other to restore or enhance the female genitalia.

Materials and Methods:

This is a cross-sectional study assessing the knowledge and attitude of 310 women attending gynaecology clinic towards FGCS at University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria. Data were analysed using SPSS 20.


Mean age of respondents was 33.28 ± 7.68 years. Majority were married (76.1%) in monogamous family (87.7%) and almost half (49.7%) were multipara. About 56.1% had vaginal delivery of which 84.5% had perineal tear or/and episiotomy. Overall, 27.7% had heard about FGCS and 84.2% had positive attitude towards the procedure. Respondents' age, marital status and occupation were associated with their knowledge and attitude to FGCS. Women with skilled occupation were more likely to have the knowledge and positive attitude to FGCS.


The knowledge of FGCS was low; however, majority had positive attitude towards it because of its associated sexual and psychological satisfaction.


Attitude; female genital cosmetic surgery; knowledge; psychological satisfaction; sexual satisfaction

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