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Female Circumcision Womens Health
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 ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Thrown away I hope: Not kept for any purpose.Get a more detailed answer ›
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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