The health minister, Ellen Trane Nørby, is preparing a bill to ban hymen reconstruction – a practice that is becoming increasingly common at private clinics in Denmark.
Artificial reconstruction will not be allowed unless there is a medical purpose. If the law is breached, fines will be enforced.
The hymen is a thin membrane that covers the vaginal opening, and it is commonly believed that it bursts during sexual intercourse for the first time and causes bleeding.
However, according to Wellness Kliniek, this is an exaggeration, as only 44 percent of women experience bleeding when they lose their virginity.