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The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: “Reconsidering the Belly Button.”
CDC: “Facts About Omphalocele,” “Facts About Gastroschisis.”
Center for Young Women’s Health: “Body Piercing.”
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital: “Umbilical Hernia.”
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital: “Innies vs. Outies.”
Mayo Clinic: “Umbilical Hernia.”
National Geographic Society: “Belly Button Biodiversity.”
NPR: “An Omnivore’s Dilemma: Would You Eat Michael Pollan Microbe Cheese?”
Palo Alto Medical Foundation: “Body Piercing.”
Penn State: “Stay Sanitary,” “What Causes an Innie or Outie Belly Button?”
UC Berkeley Health Services: “Body Piercings: Cleaning and Healing.”
U.S. National Library of Medicine: “Umbilical Hernia Repair,” “In Search of the Ideal Female Umbilicus.”
Your Wild Life: “Belly Button Biodiversity.”
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