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GWS103 lectures - Emma Wolk GWS 103 9/12/11 Lecture 2...

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Emma Wolk 9/12/11 GWS 103 Lecture 2 External Organs: Vulva - all the external female genetalia collectively Mons Veneris (mons pubis)- pad of fatty tissue that covers the pubic bone below the abdomen above the labia Labia Majora (outer lips, outer folds)- pads of fatty tissue that wrap around the vulva Labia Minora (inner lips, inner folds)- Thin stretches of tissue within the labia majora that fold and protect the vagina, urethra, and clitoris Vestibule - Space inside Labia minora (clitoris, urethra opening, vaginal opening) Perineum - Area that starts at the bottom of vulva extending to the anus Clitoris - Small body of spongy tissue; highly sexually sensitive (about 4” long). Located between the top of the labia minora and the clitoral hood. Opens into two parts called the crura , which extend downward along the vaginal opening During sexual excitement, the clitoris may extend and the hood retracts to make the clitoral glans more accesible Urethral Opening - Opening to the urethra, just below the clitoris Introitus - Opening to the vagina, bellow the urethral opening Hymen - membrane that partially covers the vaginal opening Hundreds of types The Artificial Virginity Hymen kit, distributed by the Chinese company Gigimo ($30) Alterations of normal external sexual organs- Hypenoplasty - Surgery to reconstruct the hymen and fake “virginity” Labiaplasty : reduction of labia minora Alterations of normal internal sexual organs- Vaginoplastiy - “Vaginal Rejuvenation” or tightening of vaginal muscles Result= immediate decrease in the size of vaginal muscles, more friction during intercourse o Designer Vaginoplasty o Designer Vaginas
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How different are these procedures from FGC (Female Genital Cutting)? “All procedures involving partial of total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs whether for cultural, religious, or other non-therapeutic reasons.” WHO Two min types if FGC: Clitoridectomy - removal of the clitoris Infibulation- surgical closure of the labia majora by sewing them together to partially seal the vaginal opening leaving only a small hole Physical complications Acute - injury, shock secondary to blood loss or pain, local infection and failure to heal septicemia (bacterial infection), tetanus, urinary retention Chronic- painful subcutaneous cysts and kerloids, PID, severe menstrual cramps, hematocolpos, painful intercourse, prolonged labor, infertility, HIV infections Psychological Complications - terror, lack of sexual pleasure, nightmares, night sweats According to the ACOG (2007)- The benefits of vaginoplaty are unproven. Potential risks include infection, scarring, nerve damage and loss of sensation Female Internal Reproductive Organs Vagina - Extends from the entroitus to the cervix (3”) Epithelium - Tissue composed of cells that line the vaginal surface Urethra - Passage that connects the urethral opening with the bladder
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