Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

2012

Publisher

University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach

Abstract

The prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation and the difficulty in preventing its practice call for a fresh way of resolving the problem. As the availability of medical professionals equipped with the ability to correct clitoral mutilation grows, there is also an increasing need for professionals that can help the victims after the reconstructive surgery. Post-operative therapy for victims that have opted to receive reconstructive surgery is necessary in order to fully recover. Furthermore, more research in this area is needed to support the findings of this review and will fill the physical and emotional gap exhibited in prior studies related to Female Genital Mutilation.

Keywords

Clitoris – Surgery – Psychological aspects; Counseling; Female circumcision; Surgery, Plastic

Disciplines

Counseling Psychology | Gender and Sexuality | Obstetrics and Gynecology | Surgery

Language

English

Comments

Mentor: Larry L. Ashley


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