clitoridotomy

clitoridotomy

 [klit″ah-rĭ-dot´ah-me]
incision of the clitoris.

clitoridotomy

/clit·o·ri·dot·o·my/ (-dot´ah-me) incision of the clitoris; female circumcision.

clitoridotomy

1 an incision into the clitoris.
2 removal or splitting of the clitoral hood, comparable to male circumcision, with associated risks of infection and scarring. It is done culturally by lay providers.

clitoridotomy

incision of the clitoris.
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13) Emphasizing this point is critical because, in comparison to the more invasive types of infibulation, for instance, clitoridotomy is relatively benign.
cause harm, a clitoridotomy is, in fact, beneficial.
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At least one form of FGR (removal of just the prepuce or the sheath covering the clitoris, also known as clitoridotomy or hoodectomy) is equivalent to male circumcision.
GRUENBAUM, The Female Circumcision Controversy, supra note 1, at 2 (describing clitoridotomy as least severe type of FGR); Gruenbaum, Sexuality Issues, supra note 1, at 122 (affirming "removal of just the prepuce" as among forms of FGR practiced in Sudan).