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Clitoral Pain and Dyspareunia after Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: A Case Report

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DOI: 10.4236/ijcm.2019.107030    122 Downloads   291 Views

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Background: Current evidence has focused on the complications of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) types 2 and 3, and there is a gap in the knowledge of the complications of FGM/C types 1 and 4, which are often considered milder forms of cutting. Case Presentation: A 23-year-old Somali woman with FGM/C was referred for chronic clitoral pain and superficial dyspareunia after several inconclusive gynecological examinations. Her clitoris was found to be entrapped under the scar of the cut clitoral hood. We surgically lysed the scar and reconstructed a prepuce. At the two-month follow-up, the patient reported no pain and physiologic sexual response. Conclusion: Clitoral pain and dyspareunia after FGM/C can be due to the incarceration of the clitoral glans. Treatment is surgical lysis of the scar.

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Abdulcadir, J. , Manin, E. and Huber, D. (2019) Clitoral Pain and Dyspareunia after Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: A Case Report. International Journal of Clinical Medicine, 10, 379-385. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2019.107030.

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