A 41-year-old member asked:
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how do you doctors feel about female circumcision or female genital cutting?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Criminal mutilation: Every sane doctor feels the same way. We would report any known perpetrator to the police. Also to the state mediacal board if a doctor was the one who performed a fgc, and doctor would immediately lose their license to practice.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience Family Medicine
Awful: Some ancient traditions are hard to stop. Female genital cutting is a barbaric, awful and potentially life threatening act used to control women. It involves removing the clitoris and some or all of the vulva without local anesthesia. It should never be done.
Answered on Sep 18, 2013
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I see it as horrific: As well as physically, emotionally and spiritually damaging to the victims.
Answered on Feb 2, 2014

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Not indicated: It is a barbaric practtice that is not indicated for any health reasons.
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