posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 02:33 PM
This is my first ATS thread (mods please feel free to move if I posted in the wrong section).
Dr. Dix P. Poppas of Cornell University has been shortening the clitorises of children under 10 years of age and following up with vibrator
examinations. Yes, Dr. Dix has been informing parents that the size of their daughter's clitorises are such a risk to their safety that they must be
shortened. Here's a link to the story
What kind of parent would subject their underage daughters to the following type of treatment?
"Here more specifically is, apparently, what is happening: At annual visits after the surgery, while a parent watches, Poppas touches the
daughter’s surgically shortened clitoris with a cotton-tip applicator and/or with a “vibratory device,” and the girl is asked to report to
Poppas how strongly she feels him touching her clitoris. Using the vibrator, he also touches her on her inner thigh, her labia minora, and the
introitus of her vagina, asking her to report, on a scale of 0 (no sensation) to 5 (maximum), how strongly she feels the touch. Yang, Felsen, and
Poppas also report a “capillary perfusion testing,” which means a physician or nurse pushes a finger nail on the girl’s clitoris to see if the
blood goes away and comes back, a sign of healthy tissue. Poppas has indicated in this article and elsewhere that ideally he seeks to conduct annual
exams with these girls. He intends to chart the development of their sexual sensation over time."
I'm rarely shocked these days, but this is disturbing on so many levels.
What say you, ATS?
[edit on 17-6-2010 by Hazystars]