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Sophia Bush stunned by rise in cosmetic surgery for female genitals

Published 27/04/2016

Sophia Bush
Sophia Bush

The actress is stunned by reports of young girls seeking cosmetic surgery on their vaginas.

Actress Sophia Bush has urged her female fans to "embrace" their "lady parts" after learning cosmetic surgery to alter girls' genitalia is on the rise.

The Chicago P.D. star shared a link to a New York Times article, titled More Teenage Girls Seeking Genital Cosmetic Surgery, on Twitter on Tuesday (26Apr16).

In the eye-opening piece, reporter Roni Caryn Rabin wrote, "So many teenagers are seeking cosmetic surgery to trim or shape the external genitalia that the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists issued guidance from its Committee on Adolescent Health Care to doctors last week, urging them to teach and to reassure patients, suggest alternatives to surgery that may alleviate discomfort, and screen them for a psychiatric disorder that causes obsession about perceived physical defects."

The news left Sophia disheartened by the lack of body confidence among young girls, and she took to social media to encourage her followers to learn to love their physical appearances.

"Whatever ur (sic) lady parts look like, they're perfect," she wrote. "Girls should NOT be seeking surgery b/c (because) of airbrushed www (Internet) imagery...

"The fact that as a society we are mounting so much pressure on young women that now they're modifying their most private parts depresses me."

"There is no such thing as 'perfect,' in any regard," the 33-year-old continued. "There is you. Everyone is different, beautiful, unique. In ALL aspects. Embrace it."

Sophia has been using her voice to help young fans learn to accept what they perceive to be flaws and embrace their bodies for years, and she has also become known for her support of female empowerment campaigns. She recently teamed up with bosses at beauty accessory brand EcoTools for their #MyTrueBeauty initiative, which aims to raise awareness and funds for girls' education around the world.

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