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Female Circumcision (Overview)

Female circumcision is the cutting of the female genitalia according to the old cultural traditions of certain cultures, and usually involves injuring the clitoris. In the U.S. it is largely illegal and considered a form of violence against women. Across the world, this type of cutting is considered a human rights violation against women.


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What are the consequences of female circumcision? Death? Other?

What are the consequences of female circumcision? Death? Other?

The consequences....: Female genital mutilation can lead to death, severe chronic pain, hemorrhage, urinary retention, urinary tract infections, keloid scars, strictures, fistula, incontinence, infertility, painful intercourse, painful periods, neuroma, recurrent infections, septicemia, transmission of hepatitis, tetanus, HIV & difficulty with childbirth. This doesn't address the emotional damage & horror inflicted. ...Read more

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Female Circumcision (Overview)

Female circumcision is the cutting of the female genitalia according to the old cultural traditions of certain cultures, and usually involves injuring the clitoris. In the U.S. it is largely illegal and considered a form of violence against women. Across the world, this type of cutting is considered a human rights violation against women.


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Why is female circumcision considered bad in Africa but male circumcision considered good in us?

Why is female circumcision considered bad in Africa but male circumcision considered good in us?

Possibly: Because it is not standard for male circumcision to have horrific outcomes or to lead to death. Whereas female genital mutilation (that is what it really is) often leads to awful results such as severe chronic pain, hemorrhage, urinary retention, urinary tract infections, keloid scars, strictures, fistula, incontinence, infertility, painful intercourse, painful periods, neuroma, recurrent >>. ...Read more

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Should the usa allow female circumcision to prevent taking girls abroad for unsterile procedure?

Should the usa allow female circumcision to prevent taking girls abroad for unsterile procedure?

No: Female circumcision is genital mutilation and thus banned in all civilized countries. Us should never permit this barbaric procedure from becoming legal just because it is performed by some backward people in backward communities non-sterile conditions. ...Read more

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How do I get an orgasm when having sex, am married with three kids and a victim of female circumcision?

How do I get an orgasm when having sex, am married with three kids and a victim of female circumcision?

It will be difficult: I am so very sorry that happened to you. It may be possible to get an orgasm by stimulation of your g-spot. Your partner will have to be educated on how your g-spot is found and the best way to stimulate it. By adding nipple stimulation at the same time, you may be able to over come this horrible problem. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What is female circumcision?

What is female circumcision?

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 the clitoral hood, clitoris, inner labia & / or out labia with objects such as a razor, scissors, broken glass or knives. It can lead to severe chronic pain, problems with childbirth, hemorrhage, infections & death. Infibulation is when the female's. ...Read more

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What's the point of female circumcision?

What's the point of female circumcision?

Criminal Offense: If so called female circumcision describes amputating the clitoris and sometimes partially sewing the vaginal opening closed. In this case, the point is to prevent a woman from having any genital sexual pleasure. Some physicians trim part of the clitoral hood, to expose the head or glans clitoris to make it more sensitive. That is legal, whereas the ampuating the clitoris is a criminal act. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of female circumcision?

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, ensures virginity & fidelity & removes what is often viewed as filthy & ugly - female genitalia. It is also practices in a number of other countries. There are absolutely no medical benefits to female circumcision - it can lead to death, recurrent. ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages of female circumcision?

What are the disadvantages of female circumcision?

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. ...Read more

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How many woman out there had a female circumcision?

How many woman out there had a female circumcision?

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 occasional unfortunate woman who has immigrated or escaped to the us after undergoing female circumsision as a baby or later in chidhood. Have seen from somalia during 30 years as a pediatric urologist. Pediatric surgeon i know in cairo has repaired >100! ...Read more

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Why is female circumcision illegal but it is ok for boys?

Why is female circumcision illegal but it is ok for boys?

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 the risk of promiscuity by removing the pleasure center of sex. Male circumcision is not comparable. It removes part of the foreskin that occasionally traps the glans and may cause auto-amputation, infection, etc. ...Read more

Female Genital Cutting (Definition)

Female genital cutting (female genital mutilation) is a procedure that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitals, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. Female genital cutting is a human rights violation, and the ...Read more


Dr. George Klauber
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Circumcision (Definition)

Keep your baby's penis clean and dry. The initial redness and swelling should improve over 1 -2 weeks. Avoid wiping or swabbing the wound area. If there is a dressing, change it according ...Read more