The practice is mostly carried out by traditional circumcisers, who often play other central roles in communities, such as attending childbirths. In many settings, health care providers perform FGM due to the erroneous belief that the procedure is safer when medicalized 1. WHO strongly urges health professionals not to perform such procedures.
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Clitoral enlargement methods are forms of body modification that have the potential to enhance the size of the clitoris and increase sexual pleasure. Clitoral enlargement can be accomplished through a variety of means, each having certain side effects and risks. The congenital or acquired medical condition known as clitoromegaly or macroclitoris, contrasts intentional enlargement of the clitoris, though any abnormal enlargement of the clitoris is sometimes referred to as clitoromegaly.
Management of the enlarged clitoris, because of its import for sexual function, has been and remains one of the most controversial topics in pediatric urology. Early controversy surrounding clitoroplasty resulted from many factors including an incomplete understanding of clitoral anatomy and incorrect assumptions of the role of the clitoris in sexual function. With a better understanding of anatomy and function, procedures have evolved to preserve clitoral tissue, especially with respect to the neurovascular bundles. These changes have been made in an effort to preserve clitoral sensation and preserve orgasmic potential.
Clin Surg. Labiaplasty with clitoral unhooding is becoming a more common procedure. The authors discuss the extended clitoral-U suspension, and unhooding technique to address both the labia minora excess and clitoral hooding of the patient.
T he first UK conviction for female genital mutilation FGM this month was a milestone in the fight for the basic human rights of women and girls. But one of the things that stands out from the news reports of that case is how oddly furtive they were about communicating the key facts — in particular their avoidance of the C-word: clitoris. In reporting such a prominent case, why are readers unable to be shown the correct medical terminology?
Abstract The present study is an attempt to review literature on etiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, pathogenesis and treatment strategies of clitoral cancer. The review emphasizes on different etiological factors represented by clinical presentations, such as infective organisms, circumcision, infibulation, clitoromegaly, priapism, vulvar cancers, ovarian cancers, mixed gonadal dysgenesis, metastasis from cancers of distant organs adrenal glands, urinary bladder and rectal cancerneurofibromatosis and other etiologies of tumors growing on clitoris. The diagnostic approach and pathology are interwoven on different aspects of clinical findings.
In female human anatomythe clitoral hood also called preputium clitoridis and clitoral prepuce is a fold of skin that surrounds and protects the glans of the clitoris ; it also covers the external shaft of the clitoris, develops as part of the labia minora and is homologous with the foreskin equally called prepuce in male genitals. The clitoral hood is formed during the fetal stage by the cellular lamella. The clitoral hood is formed from the same tissues that form the foreskin in human males.