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Speaker 1: Do you want to erase some of those memories from the bedroom? More and more women do. They want to be...
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Speaker 1: What if women who wanted to be virgins again could just turn back the clock on their sex life?
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Speaker 1: Tonight, I meet the North Texas woman who went under the knife to be shiny and new.
"Lyla": I did it because of him.
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Barry: It's called hymenoplasty, but it's better known as virginity repair surgery, and more and more women are doing it because, well, they've already done it, if you know what I mean. For some women, including the one we interviewed today, virginity repair is a must, or the wedding is off.
Barry: Getting married, it's a special day; a proud husband and his bride in the purest of driven snow-white dress. It's a fairy tale, in more ways than one, especially when the bride is expected to be a virgin. That was the case for this woman, who doesn't want to be identified. We'll call her Lyla. She's been a virgin twice now, including recently when she underwent virginity repair surgery.
"Lyla": Well, the reason why I did it is because I come from a very old-fashioned family. My family... well, of course, they raised me in a culture that I have to be a virgin and I have to get married, virgin.
Barry: She wasn't when she met the man of her dreams. They didn't have sex before marriage, and she knew it would be a deal-breaker if she wasn't a virgin.
"Lyla": It would cause a lot of problems, and especially with my family, because my family, they raised me with so many values, and well, I wasn't a virgin.
Barry: Dr. Otto Huertas performed Lyla's surgery and does about 10 virgin repair procedures a year. Lyla is from Mexico. Dr Huertas says most of his patients come from there or the Middle East.
Dr. Huertas: It's something that you cannot take lightly when you're dealing with this kind of situation, because in many countries, if you're not a virgin when you get married, you can have some consequences.
Barry: From family shame to physical violence, but in some cases, Dr. Huertas says, women have their hymen reconstructed so that it will tear again as a surprise birthday present for their husbands. The surgery is sort of like rolling back the odometer from high mileage to showroom brand new.
Barry: Lyla had virginity repair surgery because she says many of her friends had. She's glad she did, and her husband has no idea.
"Lyla": It is something that I'm going to create less of a problem within my relationship. It also is because I wanted to give a present to my husband. I wanted to meet him now as a virgin.
Barry: Virginity repair takes about 30 minutes and the price varies between $3,000 and $6,000. It's considered cosmetic surgery and is generally not covered by insurance. Reporting live, Barry Carpenter, the 33...