Wakabi, Wairagala 31 March Some remarks on the practice of female and male circumcision in Graeco-Roman Egypt". Reinfibulation can involve cutting the vagina again to restore the pinhole size of the first infibulation. Reisel, Dan; Creighton, Sarah M. United Nations Children's Fund, February Over million women and girls in 27 African countries; Indonesia ; Iraqi Kurdistan ; and Yemen as of .
Gynaecologists in 19th-century Europe and the United States removed the clitoris to treat insanity and masturbation.
Most clinicians, however, assume a woman will have diminished sexual sensation if her clitoris is removed. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. One third reported reduced sexual feelings. Saadawi's The Naked Face of Women describes her own circumcision.