Type: Term Pronunciation: in-fib′ū-la′shun Definitions: 1. Closure of the vaginal vestibule by creating a fusion of the labia majora; typically done after excision of the labia minora and clitoris and incision of the labia majora to create raw surfaces that can be surgically joined by pinning so that they will eventually grow toget
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[ Latin infibulare
, to clasp, buckle, or button together; prefix in-
in + fibula
clasp, buckle: confer French infibulation
The act of clasping, or fastening, as with a buckle or padlock. 2.
The act of att
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(in-fib″u-la´shәn) the act of buckling, or fastening as if with buckles. a practice done in extreme types of female circumcision in certain cultures; after excision of the clitoris and the labia minora, the vaginal orifice is largely closed up with stitches or clasps. This has been declared har...
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• (n.) The act of clasping, or fastening, as with a buckle or padlock. • (n.) The act of attaching a ring, clasp, or frame, to the genital organs in such a manner as to prevent copulation.
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(from the article `female genital cutting`) ...genital cutting includes a wide continuum of surgeries. In its most symbolic permutation, a small amount of blood is drawn from a nick to the ... ...probably predates Islm in the Horn; certainly the non-Muslim Oromo practiced it long before 1900. Parallel to circumcision was clitoridectomy,...
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infibulation 1. The act of buckling or fastening as if with buckles, particularly the practice of fastening the prepuce or labia minora together to prevent coitus. 2. The stitching together of the vulva, often after a clitoridectomy, leaving a small opening for the passage of urine and menstrual blood. 3. The act of clasping, or fastening, as wit
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A form of female circumcision in which the entire clitoris, labia minora and part of the labia majora are removed. This procedure is performed around the age of 7 years, mainly in countries throughout Africa and in the Middle East, and in the Muslim populations of Indonesia and Malaysia. Synonym(s): Pharaonic Circumcision
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Infibulation is the surgical modification or mutilation of the genitals in males and females, particularly the foreskin, labia minora and labia majora. This can range from suturing to complete removal, with each done for different reasons. ==Female== Female infibulation, type III female genital mutilation (FGM)—and in some African countries as .
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