What is Clitoral Adhesion Removal?

What is Clitoral Adhesion Removal?

What are clitoral adhesions?

Clitoral adhesions occur when the skin of the clitoral hood attaches to the clitoris. This makes it difficult for the clitoris to be stimulated and may cause pain during sexual activity and difficulty achieving orgasm. Clitoral adhesions may be mild to severe, depending on how much of the glans clitoris is visible beneath the hood. Clitoral adhesion may be caused by lichen sclerosus, lichen planus, excessive use of hygiene products and lubricants, injury or irritation to the area, allergic reactions or hormonal changes.


There is a common association between clitoral adhesions and a history of painful intercourse, lichen sclerosus, yeast infections, and other sexual dysfunctions.

Symptoms often include:

  • Discomfort
  • Pain/painful intercourse
  • Difficulty with arousal
  • Weakened or absent orgasm
  • Clitoral hypersensitivity or hyposensitivity

What is clitoral adhesion removal?

Clitoral adhesion removal is a non-surgical procedure involving the separation of the clitoral hood from the clitoris to separate adhesions. This treatment is administered in Dr Li’s office and generally takes around 30-60 minutes. Topical numbing medication is applied to the clitoris at the start of the procedure.

Clitoral adhesion removal can also be combined with other gynaecological surgery under general anaesthetic.

Benefits of clitoral adhesion removal

The benefits of this procedure include:

  • Improved sexual satisfaction
  • Reduced physical symptoms such as pain, clitoral discomfort and difficulty with orgasm
  • Alleviation of related psychological distress

Please note that all surgeries and procedures carry risks and complications. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriate health professional.

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-Dr Sharon Xian Li (MED0001402739)

Registered Medical Practitioner, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

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