Reconstructive Surgery & Anaplastology

ISSN - 2161-1173


Complications of Genital Piercings

Kara A Dalke, Lydia Fein, Lawrence C Jenkins, Jorge R Caso and Christopher J Salgado

Genital piercing has become a “social reality” in our present day culture. Its practice is not limited by sexual
preference, gender, age or background. There are a variety of complications, acute and chronic, related to the piercing of both male and female genitalia that can affect the individual and his or her sexual partner. It is therefore imperative for healthcare practitioners to be aware of the various genital piercing practices, the types of jewelry used and the potential complications which may arise in order to appropriately counsel and manage those patients withcomplications relating to their genital piercings.