Labia reduction for non-therapeutic reasons vs. female genital mutilation: contradictions in law and practice in Britain.

Reprod Health Matters. 2010 May;18(35):106-10. Labia reduction for non-therapeutic reasons vs. female genital mutilation: contradictions in law and practice in Britain. Berer M. Reproductive Health Matters, London, UK. mberer@rhmjournal.org.uk “…In the 26 May 2007 edition of the British Medical Journal (BMJ), two British psychologists reported that the numbers of requests from women for surgery toContinue reading “Labia reduction for non-therapeutic reasons vs. female genital mutilation: contradictions in law and practice in Britain.”

Clinical characteristics of well women seeking labial reduction surgery: a prospective study

BJOG. 2011 Nov; 118(12): 1507-1510 Clinical characteristics of well women seeking labial reduction surgery: a prospective studyCrouch NS, Deans R, Michala L, Liao L-M, Creighton SM ABSTRACT Objective  To assess clinical characteristics and expectations in well women requesting elective labial reduction surgery. Design  Prospective study of women attending an outpatient gynaecology clinic. Setting  General gynaecologyContinue reading “Clinical characteristics of well women seeking labial reduction surgery: a prospective study”

Labial surgery for well women: a review of the literature

BJOG. 2010 Jan; 117(1): 20-25. Labial surgery for well women: a review of the literature Liao L-M, Michala L, Creighton SM ABSTRACT This review investigates the quality and content of published reports relating to labial surgery for well women. Electronic databases were searched for relevant articles between 1950 and April 2009. Forty articles were identified,Continue reading “Labial surgery for well women: a review of the literature”

A relationship between female genital piercings and genital mutilation?

BJOG. 2012 June; 119(7): 895-896. A relationship between female genital piercings and genital mutilation? Nelius T, Armstrong ML, Angel E, Hogan L, Young C, Rinard K ABSTRACT No abstract is available for this article. This article can be accessed in this LINK

Should female genital cosmetic surgery and genital piercing be regarded ethically and legally as female genital mutilation?

BJOG 2012;119:389–392. Should female genital cosmetic surgery and genital piercing be regarded ethically and legally as female genital mutilation? Kelly B, Foster C. Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Oxford University, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK. brenda.kelly@obs-gyn.ox.ac.uk No abstract is available for this article. This article can be purchased in this LINK

Should we prevent non-therapeutic and extreme body modification?

Bioethics. 2008 Jan; 22(1):8-15 Should we prevent non-therapeutic and extreme body modification? Schramme T ABSTRACT In this paper, I discuss several arguments against non-therapeutic mutilation. Interventions into bodily integrity, which do not serve a therapeutic purpose and are not regarded as aesthetically acceptable by the majority, e.g. tongue splitting, branding and flesh stapling, are nowContinue reading “Should we prevent non-therapeutic and extreme body modification?”

Male and female genital cutting among Southern Thailand’s Muslims: rituals, biomedical practice and local discourses

Cult Health Sex. 2010;12(7):725-738 Male and female genital cutting among Southern Thailand’s Muslims: rituals, biomedical practice and local discourses Merli C Department of Anthropology, Durham University, Durham, UK This paper explores how local people in a province in southern Thailand perceive the practice of male andfemale genital cutting. In order to understand the importance placed on these practices,Continue reading “Male and female genital cutting among Southern Thailand’s Muslims: rituals, biomedical practice and local discourses”