The Elongated Labia Of Rwandan WomenIn America, women undergo plastic surgery to have their labia trimmed. (Read one woman's testimony: "I Had Labiaplasty Surgery.") In Rwanda, women engage in labia stretching. In their culture, elongated labia are considered an asset and is perceived to result in better sex for both partners. The World Health Organization considers the practice female genital mutilation. Others see it as part of a long-standing tradition.