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What are the health benefits of male and female circumcision?

What are the health benefits of male and female circumcision?

NEVER, NEVER: I repeat - NEVER a health benefit from a female circumcision. It is barbaric. ...Read more

Female Circumcision (Definition)

Female genital mutilation effects 140 million females across the world. Done w or w/out anesthesia it may involve removal of 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 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?

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

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Could someone please describe a female circumcision or fgm?

Could someone please describe a female circumcision or fgm?

Criminal procedure: Fgm is genital butchery and involves vaginal sex. Cutting off the clitoris and often partially sewing labia together to prevent. It is illegal in all civilized countries and perpetrators face jail in the usa. Occasional gynecologist or urologist performs a procedure to remove the tiny hood of skin which partially covers the glans clitoris. Purpose is to increase clitoral sensation during sex. ...Read more

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

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

Female mutilation: Fgc = female genital cutting or female cicumcison which is a mutilation because the clitoris is amputated. Banned in all civilised countries. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Female circumcision?

What is the definition or description of: Female circumcision?

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, 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 genitalia are sewn closed. ...Read more

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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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What are the advantages and disadvantages of a female circumcision?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a female circumcision?

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. ...Read more

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If a woman has had a female circumcision, can she still have children?

If a woman has had a female circumcision, can she still have children?

The World Health: Organization female circumcision type iii or infibulation is when the female's genitalia are sewn closed – with small hole left for urine & menstruation. It may take months for a male to penetrate this or the woman may need to be cut open for intercourse to occur. Childbirth likewise often requires further surgical intervention. Women may be reinfibulated when their husbands travel. ...Read more

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If you had female circumcision, do you think it increases or reduces the sensation?

If you had female circumcision, do you think it increases or reduces the sensation?

Depending on what: Procedure is done - it can have either effect. Some men find sex with infibulation more stimulating -although it can be horrifically painful for the female. Infibulation is when the female's genitalia are sewn closed – with small hole left for urine ; menstruation. It may take months for a male to penetrate this or the woman may need to be cut open for intercourse to occur. Female genital >. ...Read more

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Do western nations practice female circumcision? Are there medical reasons to do it?

Do western nations practice female circumcision? Are there medical reasons to do it?

Definitely not: Female genital cutting or circumcision is criminal in all civilized countries. It is a perversion of Islam in some backward, primitive African & Middle Eastern societies. Involves amputation of clitoris to remove future erotic pleasure. Some GYN surgeons call " adult female circumcision" trimming hooded skin over clitoris to increase erotic pleasure. ...Read more

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Is labiaplasty a type of female circumcision?

Is labiaplasty a type of female circumcision?

Absolutely not: This is a different procedure and is completely different. ...Read more

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Is male circumcision worse then female circumcision?

Is male circumcision worse then female circumcision?

Opposite is true: Male circumcision is a legitimate surgical procedure for removal of foreskin. Female circumcision is genital mutilation, includes amputation of clitoris ; banned in all civilized countries. Thus male circumcision is ok for religious, medical or even hygienic indications. Female circumcision is a crime. ...Read more

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Can you still have an orgasm if you have? A? Female circumcision?

Maybe: If the female circumcision was done to treat a hooded clitoris, then yes, and it should be even easier. If it was the barbaric 4th degree circumcision that is common in african and muslim countries, then it will be much harder. That awful procedure was designed to eliminate the woman's pleasure on the theory that they would have no reason to have sex with anybody else but their husband. ...Read more

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Is female circumcision only performed in undeveloped countries?

Is female circumcision only performed in undeveloped countries?

Yes: Female circumcision is not a practice that is performed in industrialzed countries. It is not a routine procedure performed for any reason. ...Read more

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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


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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