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    in the clitoris. So the question that comes to mind is why do we as a society continue to focus on vaginal penetration if that is not the way to help the female partners achieve orgasm? Though she provides many other explanations that will be discussed, Koedt simply states that the answer to this question is “We are living in a male society which has not sought change in women’s role” (Koedt, 113). To expand, it is discussed how many women will not admit that they cannot orgasm through vaginal penetration alone for a plethora of reasons, including not wanting to damage their male partner’s ego, faking orgasms to end sex, as well as using their vaginal orgasm to entice men. From this description, it can be easy to assume that men are simply clueless to the need for clitoral stimulation, however this is not the case. The Myth of the Vaginal Orgasm touches on the point that men recognize the importance of clitoral stimulation to provide arousal and lubrication during foreplay, and then it is ignored during actual intercourse, “leaving [the female partner] both aroused and unsatisfied” (Koedt, 113). So, continuing the question, if the importance of the clitoris is acknowledged, why is it ignored? Koedt provides multiple explanations, such as the idea that women are considered unequal to men, and therefore not deserving of as much sexual attention. Another idea proposed is the fear of one’s masculinity being threatened. This is explained through the notion that the clitoris is the…

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    In countries, such as Africa and the Middle East, a woman from the community who has no knowledge of health practices will perform female circumcisions outside of a hospital or health facility. There are four main types of female circumcision according to the World Health Organization, which detail the different ways the genitalia is cut and removed. During the procedure, the clitoris, labia minora, and/or labia majora will either be partially or completely removed. In most cases, the labia…

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    diagnostic methods. 1. 46, XX intersex occurs when a person has woman chromosomes, ovaries, but external genitals appear male. This is usually the result of a female fetus exposition to excess male hormones before birth. The labia fuse, the clitoris enlarges to appear like a penis, but uterus and fallopian tubes remain normal. This condition is also called 46, XX with virilization (or pseudohermaphroditism- condition in which a female develops characteristics associated with male…

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    procedure performed on approximately 100-140 million babies, girls, and women that requires removing external skin from the genital area (Mulongo, Martin, & McAndrew, 2014). With the process of circumcising a girl there are three different procedures: type 1, which is the most common, is the removal of the clitoris which is held between the thumb and the index finger while pulling the clitoris further out and making one precise stroke with a sharp object removing it all. After the removal of the…

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    For Someone Else’s Pain Female Genital Cutting, FGC, is the practice of partially or completely removing the external female genitalia. FGC is also commonly referred to as Female Circumcision, Female Genital Mutilation, and Forced Female Circumcision. It is estimated that more than 200 hundred million women are recipients of this tradition (WHO). The external female genitals include the labia majora, labia minora, clitoris, vaginal opening, and the urethra (Marshall). FGC is performed for…

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    It is widely known to take place in mid-eastern countries such as the UK, Egypt and 28 African countries. The group at risk for this procedure are girls, ages ranging anywhere from birth to 12 years of age and is usually done by someone with no previous medical experience. It is seen as a transition from child to adulthood. The extent of FGM differs from each type. Type 1 is a Ciltoridectomy: the removal of the Clitoris. Type 2 is called Excision: the removal the Clitoris and removal of Labia…

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    or Cutting, is anything surgical done to external female genitalia for nonmedical reasons (Albert, Bailey, Duaso 430). It is widely known to take place in mid-eastern countries such as the UK, Egypt and 28 African countries. The group at risk for this procedure are girls, ages ranging anywhere from birth to 12 years of age and is usually done by midwives who are inexperienced (Hodge 1). It is seen as a transition from child to adulthood and “normal part of growing up” (Rossem, Meekers,…

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    as men will want to marry them it is a milestone in childhood. Finally, Mulongo, Hollins & McAndrew (2014) state that other reasons this practice is still performed is to allow girls to feel included as it is seen as a secret society for women, cleanliness, as a price or celebration and beauty. (p. 481) If every young girl that you know has had FGM performed on them, it is likely that you may begin to feel different, outcasted, or bullied if you are different than everyone else. There are…

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    MEDICAL RECORD NUMBER [Number] [Name] is an almost 25-year-old girl who has a diagnosis of congenital adrenal hyperplasia, which is definitely a very severe form. I first met her in 1995, when I was working at [Place] and doing an outreach clinic in [Place]. She was diagnosed with a disorder in the newborn period and did undergo genital surgery, with removal of her clitoris and establishment of a normal external female genitalia. She has been highly noncompliant in taking her medications and…

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    are still ways it can be stopped. This research paper is intended to inform, enlighten, and contribute to the efforts of stopping FGM/C. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies FGM/C into 4 different categories. The first is Clitoridectomy which is partial or total removal of the clitoris (a small, sensitive and erectile part of the female genitals). In very rare cases, only the prepuce (the fold skin surrounding the clitoris) is removed (“FGM”). Excision is the second category which…

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