On the one hand, they live in a culture oversaturated by sex — girls see thousands of references to sex each year on television, and girls on screen are than boy characters.
Some doctors say girls want genital surgery to alleviate physical irritation in that area, but Dr.
Parents often teach boys the correct terms for their genitals, yet neglect to do the same for girls.
By college, a third of women and 90% of men have viewed porn, which some experts say has become a main source of sex ed for millions of American teens.
While the rise in requests for labiaplasty remains relatively small—with an increase from 220 to 400 girls overall—the data suggest more girls are becoming ashamed of the most intimate parts of their bodies.
Just as magazines teach girls they have to be skinny to be considered attractive, porn teaches girls that to be sexy their genitals must look a certain way.
And secrets invariably become a source of shame.