'Virgin surgery' ads banned in Cambodia

The Cambodian government has ordered a hospital to stop advertising so-called virginity restoration procedures, saying it harms the "morality" of society.

A number of Cambodian clinics quietly offer hymenoplasty - a procedure commonly sought after in countries where a woman's virginity is prized - but Phnom Penh's Victoria International Hospital is unusual in publicly advertising their services.

Information Minister Khieu Kanharith has told the hospital to "halt the advertisement offering virgin surgery