VULVECTOMY

noun. the surgical removal of all or a portion of the vulva . A vulvectomy is carried out as a type of remediation for cancer of the vulva. It is additionally carried out as a traditional custom in some cultures.

VULVECTOMY: "Vulvectomy, also known as genital mutilation, is a common cultural practice in West Africa. "
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "VULVECTOMY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/vulvectomy/ (accessed May 21, 2018).
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