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  • 1559: This is the subject of some dispute: Realdo Colombo (also known as Matteo Renaldo Colombo) was a lecturer in surgery at the University of Padua, Italy, and in 1559 he published a book called De re anatomica in which he described the "seat of woman's delight". - Clitoris, Wikipedia.
  • 1949: In Atlas of Human Sex Anatomy (1949)[2] by Dr. Robert Latou Dickinson, the normal clitoris is defined as having a crosswise width of 3 to 4 mm. - Clitoromegaly, Wikipedia.
  • 1950s: In slang, it is sometimes abbreviated as clit, which originated in the 1950s. - Clitoris, Wikipedia.
  • 1950s: In the 1950s and 1960s, surgery often involved clitorectomy (removal of most of clitoris), an operation that also reduced genital sensation. - Congenital adrenal hyperplasia due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency, Wikipedia.
  • 1966: The full extent of the clitoris was alluded to by Masters and Johnson in 1966, but in such a muddled fashion that the significance of their description became obscured. - Clitoris, Wikipedia.
  • 1975: Khalid Adem (born 1975) is an Ethiopian immigrant who was both the first person prosecuted and first person convicted for female genital cutting in the United States,[1][2] stemming from charges that he had personally excised his 2-year-old daughter's clitoris with a pair of scissors. - Khalid Adem, Wikipedia.
  • 1981: That same year, feminist psychiatrist Mary Jane Sherfey published an article on female sexuality that described in detail the extensive nature of the internal anatomy of the clitoris[citation needed] and in 1981, the Federation of Feminist Women's Health Clinics (FFWHC) continued this process with anatomically precise illustrations. - Clitoris, Wikipedia.
  • July, 1992: An article published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology in July 1992 states that the average width of the clitoral glans lies within the range of 2.5 to 4.5 millimetres (0.098 to 0.18 in), indicating that the average size is smaller than a pencil-top eraser. - Clitoris, Wikipedia.
  • 1996: In 1989, essayist Gore Vidal cited contemporary rumors that "Rosebud" was a nickname Hearst used for his mistress Marion Davies; a reference to her clitoris,[42][43] a claim repeated as fact in the 1996 documentary The Battle Over Citizen Kane and again in the 1999 dramatic film RKO 281. - Citizen Kane, Wikipedia.
  • March, 1997: The show concludes with a letters-segment and the catch-phrase "Clits up!"[citation needed] Her website has operated since March 1997, and she began her blog in 2004. - Susie Bright, Wikipedia.
  • 2001: The clitoris has been rediscovered repeatedly over the centuries (Harvey 2001, Laqueur 1989). - Clitoris, Wikipedia.
  • 2001: Gwinnett County prosecutors alleged that in 2001 Adem had used a pair of scissors to remove the clitoris of his two-year-old daughter in the kitchen of the Duluth apartment Adem shared with his wife, Fortunate. - Khalid Adem, Wikipedia.
  • 2007: Dowsett (2007) questioned why it was just males that were being encouraged to circumcise: "Langerhans cells occur in the clitoris, the labia and in other parts of both male and female genitals, and no one is talking of removing these in the name of HIV prevention."[81] - Circumcision and HIV, Wikipedia.






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