Member Profile: Sidney Glina
Female Genital Cutting and Sexual Quality of Life
This month, we're pleased to feature Dr. Sidney Glina in the Member Profile section of our website.
Dr. Glina is from São Paulo, Brazil and has been an ISSM member since 1986. He is a past President of the ISSM and will co-chair the next World Meeting on Sexual Medicine to be held in São Paulo in 2014.
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Female genital cutting (FGC) leads to sexual dissatisfaction later in life, say British researchers.
Women who undergo FGC have their genitals cut or removed, usually as children. FGC is a cultural practice in parts of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Some migrants from these areas continue the ritual in other parts of the world. FGC does not have any health benefits and is condemned by the ISSM. (Click here to read the ISSM's public policy statement on female genital cutting.)
In the study, researchers from Kings College in London compared sexual quality of life scores of women who had undergone FGC to women from similar cultural backgrounds who had not been cut.
They found that the scores of women who had gone through FGC were an average of 26.4 points lower than those of women who had not experienced FGC.
The study was published online in October in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Click here to learn more.