Hymenoplasty is the re-sewing of the hymen, technically making a woman a virgin again.

Hymen restoration is popular under young Muslim women of North African (Algerian and Moroccan) descent in France. They have had sex but are expected to be virgins at marriage. There is enormous family pressure on them to respect their culture or family tradition. Muslim women say they dont want to disappoint their fiances.


The outpatient procedure for hymenoplasty takes 0.5 hours.

Hymenoplasty surgery costs from EUR 1500 to EUR 3000 in France.
French social security reimburses some of the cost of the operation in cases of rape or trauma.

Doctor Marc Abecassis, whose office is near the chic Champs Elysees.

This page has been updated on the 2017-12-18.