News Item: ‘Adopt a Clitoris’: Clitoraid seeks help for FMG victims at AVN Adult Entertainment Expo 2011
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05 Jan 2011
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4 – Clitoraid, a non-profit, Las Vegas-based humanitarian organization dedicated to helping victims of female genital mutilation (FGM), will occupy booth 323 at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, to be held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center Jan. 6-9.
New at Clitoraid’s booth this year are boxed chocolates that will be given to those who donate while supplies last. Tee-shirts will also be available. All donations will go to benefit FGM victims.
In addition, several adult video actresses, including Nina Heartly and Lynn LeMay, have said they will make appearances at the Clitoraid booth.
New at Clitoraid’s booth this year are boxed chocolates. Proceeds from sales of these chocolates will go to benefit FGM victims.
Clitoraid has almost completed construction of the very first “Pleasure Hospital” in Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, where African women who wish to have their clitorises repaired and thus have their sexual pleasure restored will be able to do so at no cost to them!
According to a barbaric tradition, millions of female children in some parts of the world – especially Africa – are forced to undergo an excruciatingly painful procedure in which the clitoris is excised. The act is typically carried out without anesthesia and is often performed by female relatives, themselves earlier victims of the practice. Each year, millions of girls endure this brutal practice so they won’t enjoy sex and will be more likely to remain the “property” of men. Up to 98 percent of all women in some African countries have been genitally mutilated.
Founded by Rael, leader of the worldwide Raelian Movement of some 70,000 members in 104 countries, Clitoraid helps FGM victims benefit from an innovative surgical procedure that restores clitoral functioning and, consequently, the capacity for sexual pleasure. The procedure was developed by a French surgeon, who has already performed the surgery successfully for a number of African women sent to him through the assistance of Clitoraid.
Several Western doctors have volunteered their time for the new Pleasure Hospital, including Dr. Marci Bowers, M.D., who specializes in gynecology and pelvic and reconstructive surgery. She has already completed her training in France and has performed several reconstructive surgeries at her former Trinidad (CO) office. She will perform 21 more at her new San Francisco office over the next few months.
At AVN and other events, Clitoraid hopes to reach thousands of open-minded people willing to help with the organization’s ultimate goal of eliminating FGM worldwide once and for all. Meanwhile, through Clitoraid’s “Adopt a Clitoris” campaign, AVN attendees can give someone they never met an unforgettable gift: the restoration of both physical pleasure and self-esteem.
Clitoraid will be supported again this year by UNLV professor Dr. Larry Ashley and his students, who have volunteered their time at Clitoraid's booth.
This news item is from Clitoraid.org
( http://www.clitoraid.org/news.php?extend.59 )