A post FGM vagina does not look as it did prior to undergoing FGM. Its appearance is unfamiliar to American healthcare workers, and they are not accustomed to identifying and working with it. Restorative surgery is the answer to may post-FGM OB/GYN problems. The surgery will restore the vagina to normal appearance and functions. The surgery will help the young women have normal OB/GYN check-ups without embarrassment and fear. It enables them to have normal childbirth without the risk of infant and maternal mortalities, and to live without the physical genital pain they encounter with every monthly cycle and with each urination and sexual encounter. The center is raising funds to support the surgeries of the young women.
The components of the Post Buddy Program are:
- One-on-one Counseling
- Group Counseling
- A Network of Participating OB/GYNs
- Physical Therapy
- OB/GYN and Restorative Surgery Referrals