The article 'Reconstructive surgery after female genital mutilation: a prospective cohort study' by Pierre Foldès, Béatrice Cuzin, Armelle Andro refers to a study conducted with the objective to assess the immediate and long-term outcomes of reconstructive surgery after FGM. Between 1998 and 2009, 2938 women who had undergone FGM were operated at Poissy-St Germain Hospital, France. The study is based on the 29% of these patients who attended the 1-year follow up. The results reflect that reconstructive surgery seems to be associated with reduced pain and restored pleasure. The researchers recommend that this surgery be made more readily available in developed countries by training surgeons.