Colleague's E-mail is Invalid. Your message has been successfully sent to your colleague. Save my selection. The World Health Organization has classified FGM into 4 types ranging from partial clitoral resection to complete clitoral excision along with the majority of the vulva. Reconstructive surgery can be an important addition to psychotherapy for these women with the goal of correcting the appearance of the vulva to achieve a more normal appearance, and to restore clitoral function. We suggest that this represents an opportunity for plastic surgeons to use our wealth of reconstructive knowledge to provide restoration of form and function to FGM victims.
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Female genital mutilation FGM is defined by the World Health Organization WHO as "all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. Some women with FGM believe they cannot have any sexual pleasure anymore. However In infibulated women, some erectile structures fundamental for orgasm have not been excised. Cultural influence can change the perception of pleasure, as well as social acceptance. Most women with FGM believe they cannot have any sexual pleasure anymore. Every woman has the right to have sexual health and to feel sexual pleasure for full psychophysical well-being of the person.
It is mainly underreported in many countries in Africa especially where it has been declared illegal. It is sometimes performed by medical practitioners when it is speciously believed that its medicalization reduces the complications associated with the practice. It involves imposed incisions or excisions on and of the female external genitalia for sociocultural as opposed to medical reasons. Some authors have described it as a form of gender-based torture 2.