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Clitoral stones are a rare complication of female genital mutilation.

Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2016 Jul 31.doi: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2016.06.011. [Epub ahead of print]

Clitoral stones are a rare complication of female genital mutilation

Al-Hussaini TK


Female genital mutilation (FGM) is practiced widely in Egypt and is a deeply rooted tradition; although the government has banned the practice, FGM in Egypt dates back to the Pharaonic period, with adherence to the custom remaining widespread. FGM has been described as a direct assault on the clitoris and an indirect assault on female sexuality [1]. FGM is known to be widespread in Egypt, with 91% of all women aged 15–49 years having undergone some form of FGM [2]; in Upper Egypt, the prevalence is thought to be higher stil.

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