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A 46-year-old member asked:

is female circumcision only performed in undeveloped countries?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Yes: Female circumcision is not a practice that is performed in industrialzed countries. It is not a routine procedure performed for any reason.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Only maldeveloped Cs: Female circumcision has been banned in most countries and is a criminal offense in all developed countries. Now banned in countries like egypt & saudi arabia, although there are still isolated reports from the primitive hinterland where it is occasionally and illegally performed. Was performed quite commonly in the past. Still performed in some backward african countries such as somalia and mali.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
No. Female genital : Mutilation is practiced in egypt, ethiopia, nigeria, djibouti, somalia, sudan, eritrea, somalia, guinea, mali, sierra leone, gambia, burkina faso, mauritania, liberia, malaysia, yemen ; indonesia. Ethnic minorities in oman, iran, iraq use it as well as immigrants to the us, canada, scandinavia, australia ; new zealand. If is also done in india, israel, columbia, sir lanka, peru; the united arab >.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
Emirates. This is not a complete list. This effects 140 million females across the world.
Feb 1, 2014

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Do girls learn at social school about female circumcision?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Need to ask teacher: Probably varies from school to school & teacher to teacher. Remember, female circumcision is genital mutilation and a criminal offense in all civilized societies.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What in the world is fgc? Female circumcision or mutilation?

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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:

What are the disadvantages of female circumcision?

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Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
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 normal female genital tissue, and interferes with the natural functions of girls' and women's bodies. Immediate complications can include severe pain, shock, haemorrhage (bleeding), tetanus or sepsis (bacterial infection), urine retention, open sores.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Clitoris, major erotic sensory area of penis is ampuated. Thus female circumcision is female genital mutilation and considered a criminal act in all civilized cultures & countries.
Sep 14, 2012
A 47-year-old member asked:

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a female circumcision?

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Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
NO ADVANTAGES - WHO: 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 normal female genital tissue, and interferes with the natural functions of girls' and women's bodies. Immediate complications can include severe pain, shock, haemorrhage (bleeding), tetanus or sepsis (bacterial infection), urine retention, open sores.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Could someone please describe a female circumcision or fgm?

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Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
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 the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. The practice is mostly carried out by traditional circumcisers, who often play other central roles in communities, however, more than 18% of all fgm is performed by health care providers. It is wrong.

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