Sunday, April 24, 2005

Labiaplasty is NOT female genital mutilation

The problem with those citing the "Female Genital Mutilation" (FGM) comparison is that it is just frankly false. The problem is that FGM is defined so variably. The central concept to FGM is an attempt at "de-sexualizing" a woman. Labiaplasty if anything puts her back in the game. Many of these women won't have sex as they are aghast at their own genitalia prior to surgery.

Decreasing the size of a woman's Labia minora such that she have less pain or embarassment or can wear clothes or feel comfortable having sex is not the same as amputating her genitals.

For those wanting more information on that which is FGM, look


I solely practice labia minora reduction and on occasion slight reduction of the clitoral hood. My patients have been happy.

Those looking for FGM, sexual re-assignment surgery or anything else are not addressed in my practice.

Best Regards,

John Di Saia MD

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