Genital mutilation (female) or FGM is an abhorrent practice known in northern Africa (occasionally in Egypt) and some parts of the middle east populated by descendants of people from these areas. Physiologically it accomplishes nothing and cosmetically looks like someone had unnecessary surgery, typically against their will.
Our therapeutic challenge is to provide clitoral hood coverage (again) and advance the clitoral body and form a semblance of the glans or clitoral hood.. Photographic examples are posted on our web-site http://srsmiami.com/repair-of-female-genital-mutilation-fgm/
One can only sympathize with these patients who wish to look normal.
Harold M. Reed, M./D.
The Reed Centre for Ambulatory Urological Surgery – Miami