Clitoral Reconstructive Surgery (FGM)
Genital Restorative Therapies & Surgery for Female Genital Mutilation / Cutting (FGM/C):
Female Genital Mutilation / circumcision is an ancient tradition of cutting the external genital organs of young girls, it has no health benefits and causes severe physical, functional and psychological harm leading sometimes to shock and death. It is regarded as a crime against humanity, a violation of human rights and a form of Gender Based Violence Against Women. We have been fighting this crime for over 30 years.
The WHO classifies FGM in four types according to extent of excision. Ending FGM globally, requires a change in cultural beliefs, tougher laws for practice, better awareness, education, and improving socio-economic status of practicing families.
Genital restorative therapies and surgeries have helped FGM victims reclaim their dignity, female body image identity, self esteem and self confidence. We are pioneers in these therapies and restorative surgeries offering FGM victims a chance to improve their holistic physical, psychological and sexual quality of life.
Women who suffer from FGM complications usually feel incomplete, unlike uncircumcised women, have low body image identity issues, low self-esteem and confidence. Relationship problems also arise with parents for consenting FGM and spouse due to sexual problems.
Multidisciplinary Approach for FGM Care:
(Psychosexual counseling - Non-Surgical therapies - Surgery):
1 - Psycho-sexual counseling & support - الدعم النفسي :
Psychological counseling and support, along with sexual education, have dramatically improved the psyche of FGM/C victims. Improved self confidence, better understanding of genital function, sexuality and reassurance have all been manifested with better parent and partner relationships.
2- Non-Surgical Therapies - علاج غير جراحي :
- Platelet Rich Plasma:
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injection is a novel technique to re-vitalize a partially amputated clitoris. PRP contains growth factors and has been proven to increase clitoral blood flow, oxygen, regenerates damaged nerves and stimulate stem cells is the region. PRP clitoral injections improves healing, clitoral sensitivity and enhances sexual function after surgery.
- Growth factor serum, carboxytherapy, vaginal moisturizers, and many other specific therapies to improve orgasmic capacity are used to enhance sexual function
- Energy Based Devices:
Improve clitoral blood supply and nerve function by their photo-thermal effect.
3- Restorative Surgeries - جراحات ترميمية و تقويمية :
- De-infibulation (Pharaonic infibulation - Type III الختان الفرعوني ):
Infibulation, is a tradition of covering most of the vaginal orifice with a skin seal, by cutting and suturing the labia minora and majora together on both sides.
De-fibulation (cutting the skin seal) is required before child delivery, vaginal surgery, and sometimes before marriage. Women with Pharaonic circumcision (type III) describe cosmetic and functional improvements after a de-dibulation procedure.
De-fibulation, is a simple procedure performed under local anesthesia, takes about 30 - 40 minutes, providing functional improvement and aesthetic enhancement of the vulva.
- Clitoral Reconstructive Surgery (CRS) after FGM/C ترميم البظر :
The clitoris is an 8 -12 cm organ, most of it is located buried within the body, only a small portion (glans & body) is felt by touch and is amputated during circumcision.
Clitoral Reconstructive Surgery (neo-clitoral glans), has provided improved sexual function in some women. Sexual desire, arousal, lubrication, orgasm intensity, and pain reduction are also improved by removing peri-clitoral fibrosis, thus making the clitoris more sensitive and accessible to stimulation.
This highly specialized surgery together with several Non-Surgical Therapies, improve clitoral blood flow and nerve fiber regeneration. Marked psycho-sexual improvement has also been noted in enhanced self esteem, self confidence, partner relationship and quality of life. It usually take several months for the full benefits to manifest improvement.
- Labia Minora Reconstruction & Clitoral Hood after FGM - تقويم شفرات جديدة :
We developed a new technique for labia minora reconstruction (LMR), even after complete labia minora amputation from the vulva, for botched overcorrection labia minora plasty and FGM/C victims.
The therapeutic goal, is to achieve aesthetic refinement of the vulva to resemble normal uncut women, enhance genital appearance, improve sexual function and restore normal anatomy of the labia majora,
labia minora, clitoris and clitoral hood.
Aim of our new multidisciplinary approach, of psycho-sexual, non-surgical and surgical therapies; is to achieve a holistic health improvement for FGM victims, regarding their psychological, physical, sexual and mental health; thus restoring self confidence and improving quality of life.
We seek to find solutions for all women affected by all kinds of gender based violence.
Dr. Amr Seifeldin
Urogynecology & Cosmetic Gynecology
Tel: +2 01223675300 (Call - WhatsApp - Viber)
Ismail Hosny Hospital
25 Gamet El Dowal El Arabia st.
Mohandesine, Giza. 12411
Cairo - Egypt
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