infibulation


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in·fib·u·la·tion

(in-fib'ū-la'shun),
Closure of the vaginal vestibule by creating a fusion of the labia majora; typically done after excision of the labia minora and clitoris and incision of the labia majora to create raw surfaces that can be surgically joined by pinning so that they will eventually grow together; done for cultural, not medical, reasons.
See also: female circumcision.
[L. infibulo, to pin or clasp together, to join surgically (Celsus), fr. in- + fibula, pin, clasp]

infibulation

/in·fib·u·la·tion/ (in-fib″u-la´shun) the act of buckling or fastening as if with buckles, particularly the practice of fastening the prepuce or labia minora together to prevent coitus.

infibulation

Sexology
(1) The masochistic stabbing of oneself with sharp objects (e.g., pins, needles, razors, etc.) in the genitals to evoke sexual pleasure and pain.
(2) The surgical modification of the external genitalia.

in·fib·u·la·tion

(in-fib'yū-la'shŭn)
Closure of the vaginal vestibule by creating a fusion of the labia majora; typically done after excision of the labia minora and clitoris and incision of the labia majora to create raw surfaces that can be surgically joined by pinning so that they will eventually grow together; done for cultural, not medical, reasons.
See also: female circumcision
[L. infibulo, to pin or clasp together, to join surgically (Celsus), fr. in- + fibula, pin, clasp]

infibulation

Female CIRCUMCISION with stitching together of the LABIA MAJORA so as to prevent sexual intercourse.

Infibulation

A procedure where the tissue around the vagina is sewn shut, leaving only a small opening for the passage of urine and menstrual blood.
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Dharmasena was accused of carrying out the repair in a way that recreated the seal over the vagina that is typical of infibulation.
So some of them will even do an infibulation and they will tell the mother who doesn't know anything that it is sunna.
The degree and nature of excision or damage of the external genitalia to be given the local name as a "form" of infibulation.
It should be noted that infibulation cannot be the specific focus of Wangila's book, for the simple reason that the kind of circumcision that is commonly practiced in Kenya is clitoridectomy, sometimes termed clitorectomy, which is a far milder form of mutilation.
They will not, for example, allow females to be educated, and they continue the horrific practice of infibulation (an extreme form of female genital mutilation).
16) Type three is called infibulation and involves the "excision of part or all of the external genitalia and stitching/narrowing of the vaginal opening.
In Cameroon, all forms of FGM are practised, the prevalent types being Clitoridectomy and Infibulation.
Indeed, she defends the most extreme form of FGC, which is called infibulation or pharaonic circumcision.
Also, thanks to two obstetric nurses on my staff and two sheiks, we are engaging in a campaign in the region to eradicate the mutilation of female genitals and infibulation.
The second issue I shall briefly consider is what is often termed "female circumcision," practices of clitoridectomy and infibulation that critics of the practice describe as "female genital mutilation.
Ninety-eight per cent of girls aged five to nine experience infibulation, the most invasive process by which the labia are removed.
In Type 3, pharaonic circumcision or infibulation, the clitoris, minor labia, and part of the major labia are all removed and the remaining tissue pinned or sewn together, leaving only two small openings for the exit of urine and menses.