An interesting historical perspective.

December 6, 2010 at 11:58 pm (Dilation therapy., Gender, Culture and Female Sexuality.)

I had a really interesting email from a reader who pointed me to this cartoon. The source of this cartoon described: the main joke [ which] was that it was not expected or approved behavior at the time for women to have their legs widely spread apart in public for any reason. In other words, the sailor is commenting on her manner of riding, rather than the direction she is going; and the pun on the place name “Stretchit” with “to stretch it”, implying that riding in such a way would stretch the woman’s vagina.

In case you cannot see it clearly, the woman is saying: “Pray is this the way to stretchit?” to which the sailor says: “Shiver my top-sails, my Lass, if I know a better way.”

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“Bureaucratic obstacle to rebuilding young women’s lives”

November 19, 2010 at 7:06 pm (Magazine or Newspaper Articles, Surgery.)

Click this link below to read this article. Thanks to the mrkh-grrls support group once again for this referral.

http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/lifematters/bureaucratic-obstacle-to-rebuilding-young-womens-lives-20101112-17r7d.html

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MRKH syndrome: fertility counseling and treatment

August 23, 2010 at 2:14 pm (Fertility/Surrogacy Research)

MRKH syndrome – fertility counseling and treatment

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Functional and anatomic results of amnion vaginoplasty in young women with MRKH syndrome.

August 22, 2010 at 10:22 am (Surgery.)

If you are interested in the outcome of surgical intervention, this is the article for you.

Functional and anatomic results of amnion vaginoplasty in young women with MRKH syndrome

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Sexuality following laparoscopic peritoneal vaginoplasty in women with MRKH syndrome.

August 22, 2010 at 10:19 am (Surgery.)

Sexuality following laparoscopic peritoneal vaginoplasty in women with MRKH

*See P509 for relevant information.

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Let her make her choice – MRKH: intersex or not? You decide.

August 21, 2010 at 1:57 pm (General information about MRKH., Housekeeping: General blog info, Just wondering...)

I have no wish to get political but it was recently brought to my attention that some of the articles/links that I have been sharing with you may suggest that MRKH is an intersex condition. In reviewing the literature, sometimes MRKH may be mentioned as part of a document on intersex conditions but it itself is not considered an intersex condition. MRKH is classified more as a syndrome of congenital anomalies (structural abnormalities occuring during fetal development). My job here is to present the literature, educate you and allow you to decide what you identify yourselves as. We are all 100% women, always remember that!

This being said, I do not want to discriminate against those who choose to identify themselves as intersex. It is all a matter of choice. Some MRKH women who identify as intersex are met with considerable resistance by the rest of the MRKH community. I think we should all respect the choices and opinions of others. The controversy can cause younger MRKH women some confusion and it is not up to anyone to decide what she identifies with. Without fear, we should be providing all the options without the baggage of our own personal beliefs. So please respect our sisters and accept her regardless! There is enough prejudice without harbouring it in our own community.

Thank you ladies!

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Psychosocial and psychosexual aspects after reconstructive surgery in MRKH women.

August 21, 2010 at 1:08 pm (Psychological Research (including research on support, long term effects etc.), Surgery.)

See UP-3.103. The researchers concluded that those who underwent rectosygmoid vaginoplasty were able to function fairly normally sexually and psychosocially.

Psychosocial and psychosexual aspects after reconstructive surgery in patients with MRKH

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Psychosexual and functional outcomes after creation of a neovagina with laparoscopic Davydov in patients with vaginal agenesis

August 19, 2010 at 3:53 pm (Surgery.)

This article examines the sexual function and satisfaction of MRKH women after surgery.

Psychosexual and functional outcomes after creation of a neovagina with laparoscopic Davydov in patients with vaginal agenesis

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Well-being and sexual function outcomes in women with vaginal agenesis.

August 19, 2010 at 3:22 pm (Psychological Research (including research on support, long term effects etc.), Treatment options)

This article looks into the long term effects of treatment options for women with MRKH.

Well-being and sexual function outcomes in women with vaginal agenesis

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Experimental Uterus Transplantation.

August 18, 2010 at 1:20 pm (Uterus Transplantation Research)

This article mentions that MRKH women are possible candidates for this procedure. Perhaps this is a glimpse into the future?

Experimental uterus transplantation

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