March 22 2013, category: Press Releases
Banemanie, Clitoraid’s representative in French-speaking Africa, explains: “Through ignorance, atrocious acts are committed and then we feel guilty. Former female genital cutters will be rehabilitated in their sexual function and this will erase centuries of traditions of female suffering. This symbolic gesture puts an end to a barbaric tradition and represents the beginning of the emancipation of women.”
Clitoraid will officially open the doors of the Pleasure Hospital in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, this October, thanks to a team of doctors trained to give the sense of pleasure back to excised women. A French surgeon, who trained Clitoraid’s volunteer surgeon, Dr. Bowers, perfected this surgical operation. The mission of the Pleasure Hospital is to offer the clitoris restorative surgery to all excised women free of charge.
Dr. Bowers, OBGYN in California, specialist surgeon for Transgender people and Dr. Henning, OBGYN in New York, have already successfully carried out several surgical restorations on African women who have immigrated to the United States.
The team also includes a psychologist who helps the victims of psychological trauma and sex educators who will offer workshops so that the victims can enjoy greater sexual pleasure and find their own sexual emancipation through the methods of Tantric breathing, sensual training courses, and masturbation sessions.
Clitoraid is a non-profit and private organization founded following the idea of spiritual leader Maitreya Rael, who is a fierce human rights advocate.