5th July - Law News

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Today's video story: Doctors say they are seeing a rise in the number of young girls wanting cosmetic surgery on the most intimate part of their body – their genitals. The country’s leading adolescent gynaecologists told the Victoria Derbyshire Programme that girls as young as nine are desperate for the surgery because they are so distressed about the appearance of their vaginas. The surgery is called labiaplasty. It’s where the lips of the vagina are shortened or reshaped. It’s not recommended for girls under the age of 18 as their bodies haven not fully developed, but there are concerns that some girls are being given the surgery unnecessarily on the NHS.

Focus of the day story:  Wait for care proceedings rises to 28 weeks. Cafcass CEO ‘not surprised’ at increase following rise in applications. Full story - Solicitors Journal

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