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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Because of infibulation, no delivery can go unattended in northern Sudan.
Kurs is the most common and extreme form of infibulation, where the clitoris is removed and both the inner and outer labia are stitched together, leaving a small opening for menstrual/urine flow.
The infibulations appeared in the form of apposition of the labia minora and majora reducing the vaginal opening into a sluice that would just let menses trickle out (Figure 2 and Figure 3).
While infibulation and reinfibulation (usually after giving birth) are forms of female genital mutilation and therefore illegal, an opposite intervention to female genitals, called defibulation, is legal and may be necessary.
Dharmasena was accused of carrying out the repair in a way that recreated the seal over the vagina that is typical of infibulation.
Circumcision and infibulation of females: a general consideration of the problem and a clinical study of the complications in Sudanese women.
such as contraception, infibulation, disability and sexism in the
6 Pharaonic circumcision is equivalent to infibulation, or WHO type III, (6) Sunna cutting corresponds to WHO type I, meaning the clitoris is partly or totally removed.
In some of these countries, young girls are subjected to circumcision, excision, and infibulation, and I inwardly wept as I read what is done to girls there and saw photos of this inhumane practice.
Then there are traditions that have practices like female genital mutilation, which, by the way, like male circumcision, has an enormous spectrum of severity from the most basic to infibulation, which is severe cutting all the way to the labia, and these practices are not all in the same place and have different histories.
The procedure, also known as infibulation, or 'pharaonic circumcision', is usually performed on underage girls by traditional practitioners, who have no medical training.
Part or all of the external genitalia are removed, with a subsequent infibulation, i.