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what is female circumcision

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Criminal Offense: If so called female circumcision describes amputating the clitoris and sometimes partially sewing the vaginal opening closed. In this case, the point ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It is more properly : Referred to as female genital mutilation. Female genital mutilation effects 140 million females done w or w/out anesthesia it may involve removal of ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience Family Medicine
None: There is no reason for female circumcision.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Criminal Offense: If so called female circumcision describes amputating the clitoris and sometimes partially sewing the vaginal opening closed. In this case, the point ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
This is a pretty : Upsetting answer. Fgm is often seen as a way to ensure a female's virginity ; fidelity especially when there is infibulation (external tissues are s ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Depends on procedure: This can either be islamic fundamentalist genital cutting mutilation perfromed in certain primitive and backward communities. This is dangerous, illeg ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
In the 28 countries : In the middle east and africa where it is actively practiced it is seen by many as important. It increases social status, makes a female marriageable, ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
MANY DISADVANTAGES: No health benefits, only harm fgm has no health benefits, and it harms girls and women in many ways. It involves removing and damaging healthy and nor ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Hopefully none in US: It is a criminal offense and banned in all civilised countries. There are still a few done in the middle east and north africa. There may be an occasi ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Torture vs hygeine: Female circumcision involves the removal of the penis equivalent (clitois) along with other nearby structures.It is thought that this would eliminate ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
From the WHO: Female genital mutilation (fgm) comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to th ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Female mutilation: Fgc = female genital cutting or female cicumcison which is a mutilation because the clitoris is amputated. Banned in all civilised countries.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Thrown away I hope: Not kept for any purpose.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It is mutilation: Female genital mutilation effects 140 million females across the world. Done w or w/out anesthesia it may involve removal of clitoral hood, clitoris, ... Read More

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