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Female genital self-mutilation as a cause of vaginal bleeding
  1. M. A. Simpson,
  2. B. H. Anstee


    While self-mutilation in the form of wrist and arm cutting is relatively common and genital self-mutilation in men is well recognized, female genital self-mutilation seems to be strikingly rare. With the exception of injuries secondary to frank self-induced abortion or the insertions of foreign bodies in children, only three cases of female genital self-mutilation have been reported in the literature so far. It is suggested that the phenomenon may not be as rare as hitherto supposed and therefore a further case is reported.

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