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2014-05-05 12:28:20

LAS VEGAS, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Today, we're launching our second annual International Clitoris Awareness Week, May 5-11," said Nadine Gary, Clitoraid spokesperson. "We invite women worldwide to defend, explore and rejoice in their right to sexual pleasure." Although Clitoraid focuses on clitoral repair surgery for women suffering effects of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), its central mission is to raise public awareness. "In some African countries, 98 percent...

2014-03-18 12:31:06

LAS VEGAS, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medical licenses previously granted to the American medical staff of Clitoraid, a nonprofit organization that helps victims of female genital mutilation obtain clitoral repair surgery, have been revoked in Burkina Faso due to "blatant discrimination against the Raelian Movement," according to a statement released today by Clitoraid. "Although granted earlier with no problem, our doctors' licenses were revoked after they had...

2014-02-10 12:25:20

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world's first clitoral repair hospital for victims of female genital mutilation (FGM), located in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, will open on March 7, according to a statement released today by the U.S.-based, nonprofit organization Clitoraid. Chantal Compaore, First Lady of Burkina Faso, will preside at the ceremony. The hospital was built with donated funds and through the efforts of worldwide volunteers. "Having Chantal...

2011-02-03 06:30:00

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USA-based Clitoraid, a non-profit organization launched by the spiritual leader Rael, announced today that it will not only sponsor a number of events around the world for Feb. 6, the United Nations-designated worldwide "Zero Tolerance Day" for the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) but will also promote the idea of going one step further by declaring the day "Healing Day." "More than 130 million women in the world have been...

2010-08-19 08:36:00

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following the Aug. 10, 2010 publication of an Associated Press article, "Female circumcision victims seek out Colo. doctor," by Catherine Tsai, the offices of Clitoraid and of Dr. Marci Bowers MD are asking the Associated Press to rectify an important omission in Tsai's story. Nowhere in her article did Tsai mention Clitoraid, the parent, non-profit organization Dr. Bowers has been generously volunteering for since 2007. Therefore, the article...

2010-04-20 14:52:00

LAS VEGAS, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The San Francisco Chronicle, through Caille Millner's April 14 column "Wrong Approach to ending Genital Mutilation," successfully bullied the San Francisco-based store Good Vibrations to stop all fund raising activities for Clitoraid, a nonprofit organization that offers clitoral repair surgery for victims of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) both here in the United States and worldwide. Millner and other critics following her lead have...

2010-03-23 12:43:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Good Vibrations, http://www.goodvibes.com/content.jhtml?id=GiVe-Donations-Sponsorship, the legendary San Francisco-based retailer that takes pride in providing accurate information on sexuality and toys for grown-ups, is proud to announce its upcoming quarterly partnership with Clitoraid as part of their corporate giving initiative, "GiVe." This Summer, Good Vibrations' customers can give the gift of pleasure to women around the world who suffered...

2010-02-26 07:30:00

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Las Vegas-based Clitoraid (www.clitoraid.org), a non-profit, all-volunteer organization initiated by Rael, founder and leader of the International Raelian Movement, announced Friday that its second round of female genital mutilation (FGM) reversal surgeries will take place March 2-3 in Trinidad, Colo. Dr. Marci Bowers, Clitoraid's head surgeon, will be operating on eight Clitoraid-sponsored FGM victims to restore their ability to achieve...


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