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Clitocybe
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clitoridectomy definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: excision of the clitoris [syn: clitoridectomy, female circumcision]

Merriam Webster's

also clitorectomy noun (plural -mies) Date: 1866 excision of all or part of the clitoris

Britannica Concise

Ritual surgical procedure ranging from drawing blood, to removing the clitoris alone, to infibulation or Pharaonic circumcision--removing the external genitals, joining the sides and leaving a small opening. Now often illegal, it dates to ancient times and purports to guard virginity and reduce sexual desire in traditional societies in many parts of the less-developed world. Infibulation, especially common in Sudan, Somalia, and Nigeria, is usually done by a midwife, often in unhygienic conditions. It may lead to severe bleeding, infection, exquisite pain, and death; if not, urination and sexual intercourse can be painful and menstrual blood may be retained. Women are reinfibulated after childbirth.



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