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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

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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The World Health Organization has agreed upon an international categorization of FGM divided into four types, depending on the extent of genital tissue removed: type [IOTA] (clitoridectomy), type II (excision), type III (infibulations) and type IV (other).
Type II: Infibulation: Any degree of excision of the external female genitalia beyond clitoridectomy and the degrees of excision to be described as forms of infibulation.
This kind of mutilation, Type III, also called infibulation (5), is the most extreme type.
Infibulation is the most extreme form of FGM/C associated with serious health outcomes [34].
Another belief is that FGM is possibly originated in Africa as the most radical form of FGM, infibulation, is mostly seen in areas where Arab and Black African cultures meet.
Women sometimes express an opinion that FGM in the form of infibulation is meant to enhance men's sexual pleasure.
(59) Some groups that practice infibulation, such as the Sudanese, typically reinfibulate women after the birth of each child.
(23) Gerry Mackie, 'Ending Footbinding and Infibulation: A Convention Account' (19%) 61 American Sociological Review 1010.
Type III Infibulation, or the removal of the external female genitalia and the sealing or narrowing of the vaginal opening using stitches or glue.
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Circumcision and infibulation of females: a general consideration of the problem and a clinical study of the complications in Sudanese women.
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