A 38-year-old member asked:
Should american hospital workers refuse to discuss female circumcision with the parents of newborns?
2 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Tell all it's ilegal: American hospital workers should tell all that performing a female circumcision in the usa, as well as all civilized countries that it is a criminal offence. It involves amputating the clitoris and thus removing any pleasant sexual sensation later in life. Perpetrators need to be be reported to the police and sent to prison.Any physician perpetrator faces automatic loss of medical license for life.
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Psychiatry 26 years experience
I believe that they : Have an obligation to discuss it with parents. To educate them of the great harm that it could cause an infant/ child/ female. They need to know it is illegal in this country. Parents that clearly intend to pursue female genital mutilation should be reported to child protective services. Sadly, many parents who are unable to have female "circumcisions" performed on their daughters in the us, >.
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Last updated Feb 1, 2014
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