Punishment of Minor Female Genital Ritual Procedures: Is the Perfect the Enemy of the Good?

Dev World Bioeth. 2017;17(2):134–140. Punishment of Minor Female Genital Ritual Procedures: Is the Perfect the Enemy of the Good? Jacobs AJ, Arora KS ABSTRACT Female genital alteration (FGA) is any cutting, removal or destruction of any part of the external female genitalia. Various FGA practices are common throughout the world. While most frequent in AfricaContinue reading “Punishment of Minor Female Genital Ritual Procedures: Is the Perfect the Enemy of the Good?”

[G-spot does not exist: G-spot amplification (i.e. G-spot Augmentation, G-Spotplasty) is a female genital mutilation type IV.] [Article in French]

Ann Chir Plast Esthet. 2014 Sep 22. pii: S0294-1260(14)00110-1. doi: 10.1016/j.anplas.2014.07.005. [Epub ahead of print] [G-spot does not exist: G-spot amplification (i.e. G-spot Augmentation, G-Spotplasty) is a female genital mutilation type IV.] [Article in French] Puppo V. There is no ABSTRACT available for this article. This article can be accessed in this LINK.

The Practice of Puxa-Puxa among Mozambican Women: A Systematic Inventory of Motives.

J Sex Res. 2013 Aug 7. [Epub ahead of print]  The Practice of Puxa-Puxa among Mozambican Women: A Systematic Inventory of Motives. Vera Cruz G, Mullet E. Department of Psychology, Eduardo Mondlane University. ABSTRACT Puxa-puxa is the elongation of the labia minora of the genital organs. It is one of the most widespread genital practicesContinue reading “The Practice of Puxa-Puxa among Mozambican Women: A Systematic Inventory of Motives.”

Psycholinguistic approaches to ritual labia minora elongation among the Baganda women of Uganda

Bodily Integrity and the Politics of Circumcision. 2006, pp 57-64 Psycholinguistic approaches to ritual labia minora elongation among the Baganda women of Uganda  Villa E., Grassivaro Gallo P ABSTRACT Ritual elongation of the labia minora is a particular expansive modification of the external genitalia exercised for cultural motives (FGM type 4 – WHO 1996). The practice isContinue reading “Psycholinguistic approaches to ritual labia minora elongation among the Baganda women of Uganda”

Labial Elongation in the Shona

The Central Africa Journal of Medicine. July 1969 15 (7):165-166 Labial Elongation in the Shona Williams J EXTRACT It is a common medical observation that most Shona women have elongated labia minora. Upon external vaginal examination these usually pre~ent as two contiguous bundles of gathered, shrIvelled, loose skin tissue. By including a labial measurement withContinue reading “Labial Elongation in the Shona”

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

Intravaginal practices, bacterial vaginosis, and women’s susceptibility to HIV infection: epidemiological evidence and biological mechanisms.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2005 Dec;5(12):786-94. Intravaginal practices, bacterial vaginosis, and women’s susceptibility to HIV infection: epidemiological evidence and biological mechanisms. Myer L, Kuhn L, Stein ZA, Wright TC Jr, Denny L Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa. lmyer@cormack.uct.ac.za ABSTRACT Intravaginal practices suchContinue reading “Intravaginal practices, bacterial vaginosis, and women’s susceptibility to HIV infection: epidemiological evidence and biological mechanisms.”

Traditional intravaginal practices and the heterosexual transmission of disease: a review.

Sex Transm Dis. 2000 Apr;27(4):183-7. Traditional intravaginal practices and the heterosexual transmission of disease: a review. Brown JE, Brown RC Community Health Department Chogoria Hospital, Kenya. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To review reports on the use and effects of traditional intravaginal substances and practices. METHOD: The medical and social science literature of the past 50 years regarding use andContinue reading “Traditional intravaginal practices and the heterosexual transmission of disease: a review.”

In search of sexual pleasure and fidelity: vaginal practices in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Cult Health Sex. 2009 Apr;11(3):267-83. In search of sexual pleasure and fidelity: vaginal practices in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Scorgie F, Kunene B, Smit JA, Manzini N, Chersich MF, Preston-Whyte EM. Centre for HIV/AIDS Network (HIVAN), University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. fscorgie@gmail.com ABSTRACT Vaginal practices, such as intra-vaginal cleansing, drying and tightening, are suspected of placingContinue reading “In search of sexual pleasure and fidelity: vaginal practices in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.”

Predictors of vaginal practices for sex and hygiene in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: findings of a household survey and qualitative inquiry.

Cult Health Sex. 2011 Apr;13(4):381-98. Predictors of vaginal practices for sex and hygiene in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: findings of a household survey and qualitative inquiry. Scorgie F, Smit JA, Kunene B, Martin-Hilber A, Beksinska M, Chersich MF Maternal, Adolescent and Child Health, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. fscorgie@match.org.zaContinue reading “Predictors of vaginal practices for sex and hygiene in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: findings of a household survey and qualitative inquiry.”