Pediatric Surgery International

, Volume 23, Issue 4, pp 289–293

Clitoroplasty: past, present and future

  • W. L. Lean
  • J. M. Hutson
  • A. V. Deshpande
  • S. Grover
Review Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00383-007-1893-y

Cite this article as:
Lean, W.L., Hutson, J.M., Deshpande, A.V. et al. Pediatr Surg Int (2007) 23: 289. doi:10.1007/s00383-007-1893-y

Abstract

This paper reviews the history of clitoral surgery throughout the twentieth century. The changing operations, from amputation through to attempts to produce a normal clitoris mirror the changing attitudes and available knowledge. It also examines the current issues that arise out of available data on long-term outcomes of clitoroplasty.

Keywords

Clitoromegaly Clitoroplasty Intersex Ambiguous genitalia Surgery 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. L. Lean
    • 1
  • J. M. Hutson
    • 1
    • 3
    • 4
  • A. V. Deshpande
    • 1
  • S. Grover
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of General SurgeryRoyal Children’s HospitalMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Department of GynaecologyRoyal Children’s HospitalMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.Department of PaediatricsUniversity of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia
  4. 4.Murdoch Children’s Research InstituteMelbourneAustralia

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