Infertility from female circumcision

Fertil Steril. 2004 81(6): 1692-1694

Infertility from female circumcision

Chen G, Dharia SP, Steinkampf MP, Callison S

ABSTRACT

OBJECTIVE: To present a case report of a patient with primary infertility from female circumcision, the management of the patient, and a review of the literature. DESIGN:Case report and literature review. SETTING: University hospital. PATIENT(S): A 31-year-old woman referred for a history of primary infertility. INTERVENTION(S): Complete history and physical exam of the patient and subsequent deinfibulation. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Diagnosis, surgical management, and postoperative sexual function and pregnancy. RESULT(S)Resolution of dyspareunia, satisfactory postoperative sexual function, and pregnancy. CONCLUSION(S): Awareness of this type of female circumcision and familiarity with its surgical management may prevent delays and any subsequent complications.

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