This surgery is the reconstruction of the hymen. Cultural, religious, or social reasons predominate when this surgery is contemplated. Hymenoplasty is performed to make the patient appear virginal. It only works for women who have not had vaginal deliveries, and preferably, in those who have never been pregnant. Once healed, the act of sexual intercourse can result in bleeding when the hymen is torn or stretched. This procedure takes 15 to 30 minutes to perform.