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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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Why isn't female circumcision as wide-spread as male circumcision?

There is never a: Medical indication for female genital mutilation. And although some physicians would argue against this, there are at least some times when a male circumcision is medically indicated. Male circumcisions are generally not associated with horrific outcomes. Female genital mutilation is - and has been banned in many countries (at least until age 18 years old). ...Read more

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Is male circumcision worse than female circumcision or are they the same thing?

Is male circumcision worse than female circumcision or are they the same thing?

Two very different: Procedures. 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 genitalia are sewn closed –. ...Read more

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Please explain why is female circumcision illegal, but male circumcision is not?

Female circumcision: Is mutilation because clitoris ; inner labia are removed. Girls or women can die from blood loss. Female circumcision is also frequently accompanied by sewing labia together to prevent sexual penetration until vagina is opened for marriage. There is no medical benefit for women. Sexual pleasure is denied them. Male circumcision involves only removal of foreskin ; has some potential medical benefits. ...Read more

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Is female circumcision still practiced legally by doctors in any countries in the world?

I agree with Dr.: Sudler. What is tragic is that even in countries where female genital mutilation (fgm) (more accurate terminology) is commonly practiced but has been legally banned- there are very few cases prosecuted. There is great opposition within those countries to banning fgm. It is interesting that after extensively researching which countries have no ban on fgm - I am only able to find gambia. >. ...Read more

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Please is there any benefit to female circumcision and what exactly is d reason for practicing it?

Please is there any benefit to female circumcision and what exactly is d reason for practicing it?

Depends on procedure: This can either be islamic fundamentalist genital cutting mutilation perfromed in certain primitive and backward communities. This is dangerous, illegal in all civilised countries and has no benefit other than parents or prospective spouse knowing that the woman is a virgin. Some call trimming hooded skin over head of clitoris female circumcision. This can increase clitoral sensitivity during sex. ...Read more

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Is there any benefit to female circumcision? If not, what exactly is the reason for practicing it?

Is there any benefit to female circumcision? If not, what exactly is the reason for practicing it?

Depends on procedure: This can either be islamic fundamentalist genital cutting or mutilation & clitoris is amputated & vaginal opening partially closed. This is dangerous, illegal in all civilised countries and has no benefit other than prospective spouse knowing that the woman is a virgin. Some call trimming hooded skin over head of clitoris female circumcision. This can increase clitoral sensitivity during sex. ...Read more

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I've heard that there's a high chance of you bleeding to death from female circumcision. Is this true?

Potentially: Since there is no medical indication for female circumcision, it is often done quickly and inappropriately by people with no training or experience -- using crude and unsanitary instruments. It is a sad, backward, uneducated and unfortunate world-wide occurrence that education and common sense have not been able to eliminate. ...Read more

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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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Is it natural to have trouble urinating after female circumcision?

Is it natural to have trouble urinating after female circumcision?

Yes: Female circumcision is mutilation and against the law in all civilised countries. It is a felony in the USA, and punished by prison. Anyone performing a female circumcision/mutilation is a criminal and should be arrested. Circumcised females very often have problems urinating due to scar formation, and require some correction. Please see a reconstructive urologist. ...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


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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