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Re: Genital Mutilation in Britain
« Reply #70 on: May 05, 2012, 11:53:51 AM »
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Re: Genital Mutilation in Britain
« Reply #71 on: May 05, 2012, 11:56:13 AM »
It just occurred to me that had this thread been accidentally posted in GMD, everybody would assume it's tour dates of some death metal band :lol

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Re: Genital Mutilation in Britain
« Reply #72 on: May 05, 2012, 01:20:36 PM »
It just occurred to me that had this thread been accidentally posted in GMD, everybody would assume it's tour dates of some death metal band :lol

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I was kinda disappointed that it wasn't.   :'(

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Re: Genital Mutilation in Britain
« Reply #75 on: June 13, 2012, 03:49:42 PM »
Further to this topic, I just discovered this story.  Obviously there will be the ongoing issue of access, but it is good to see the possibilities for victims...

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn21902-mutilated-women-rediscover-sexual-pleasure.html

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Mutilated women rediscover sexual pleasure

Pioneering reconstructive surgery has brought new hope to a small number of the 140 million women worldwide who have suffered the pain and sexual desolation of female genital mutilation. Newly published feedback from hundreds of women who have had the reparative surgery reveals that it worked for most of them, easing pain and improving sexual pleasure.
"The real news is that it's feasible to give back pleasure, feasible to reconstruct the clitoris, and possible to give women back their lost identities," says Pierre Foldès of the Saint Germain Poissy Hospital in France, who developed the procedure.
Foldès and his colleagues followed up almost 3000 women – mostly from Mali, Senegal and Ivory Coast – one year after they had undergone the procedure. Because internal clitoral tissue survives the mutilation, the surgeons were able to trim away scar tissue and build a new clitoris that would protrude in the normal way.
Of the 866 women who responded to the follow-up, 821 reported that their pain had improved or was no worse. Clitoral pleasure had improved or was no worse in 815 of the women. Some 290 women reported a substantial easing of pain, and 430 experienced orgasms – including 129 who had never had them before.
Only 5 per cent of the respondents suffered side effects, such as bleeding, and 20 women had less clitoral pleasure than before the procedure.
All surgery was performed in France, but Foldès says there are plans to train surgeons in Dakar, Senegal, where female genital mutilation is fiercely opposed by the NGO Tostan.

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Re: Genital Mutilation in Britain
« Reply #76 on: June 13, 2012, 04:00:50 PM »
It makes me think about the kind of person who would pioneer this type of procedure.  They have to have the medical expertise, the means to implement it (including everything that comes with that, including research, testing, etc.) and most of all, the drive and the will to do it in the first place.  You don't give up your regular practice or whatever research you were doing in order to pursue pioneering reconstructive surgery for a very specialized group of patients unless you really, really believe in it, and that you can make a difference.

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Re: Genital Mutilation in Britain
« Reply #77 on: June 13, 2012, 04:19:41 PM »
Wow. Chapeau to Foldès. Let's hope it develops much more.

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« Reply #78 on: June 13, 2012, 08:57:45 PM »
On a similar note, I will never forget being amazed by the fact that one of my anatomy professors claimed when he worked as a plastic/reconstructive surgeon, he was the the most proud of the time he took a woman who'd gone through a traumatic vehicular accident and created a vagina for her.

Granted, he couldn't teach to save his life and I was thankful that he quit mid-semester and our dean took over...

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Re: Genital Mutilation in Britain
« Reply #79 on: June 14, 2012, 04:38:51 AM »
It makes me think about the kind of person who would pioneer this type of procedure.  They have to have the medical expertise, the means to implement it (including everything that comes with that, including research, testing, etc.) and most of all, the drive and the will to do it in the first place.  You don't give up your regular practice or whatever research you were doing in order to pursue pioneering reconstructive surgery for a very specialized group of patients unless you really, really believe in it, and that you can make a difference.

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I hadn't considered that, but having read your post I'd say your exactly right!