The patient said she had been infibulated by an elder woman in her village as an 8-year-old and now had a slow urinary stream taking 5—10 minutes to pass urinefelt that her menstrual blood got stuck, and recently noted a whitish discharge. Mahmoud heartily welcomes the involvement of Imam Zayed. Prolonged pressure on the perineum during delivery can lead to avascular necrosis and atrophy of genital tissue, rectovaginal and vesiculovaginal fistulae. It is quite evident that the perception and acceptance of harmful traditional practices, including FGM, is widespread across all regions, regardless of religious practices. Turillazzi E, Fineschi V. The authors are deeply grateful for the ideas and input of Eritrean, Ethiopian, and Somali women and men in the United States who have chosen to remain anonymous; Richard Deyo, Thomas Koepsell, and Lula Hussein for critical review of the manuscript; and Sandy Fraser and Herbert Khosid for their input and use of photographs. Clinicians who work with culturally diverse patients often encounter patients who adhere to practices the clinicians do not understand.
Abstract Background Female genital mutilation FGM is nontherapeutic surgical modification of the female genitalia.
Sexual Pleasure After Female Genital Mutilation
Results FGM was reported to be known by In Bani Suwaif, an imam and a priest have joined forces to campaign against the practice. Feelings of women seeing serious infection, health-related problems, and attempted solutions following genital mutilation performed on others in Kersa district, East Hararge, Oromia region, Ethiopia, February Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. There are no assessments of the complications of less severe forms, such as excision of the clitoral foreskin.