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Is there a relationship between female genital cutting (fgc) and fistula?

Is there a relationship between female genital cutting (fgc) and fistula?

Yes: There is a significant risk for women with type iii female genital cutting to developed vesicovaginal & rectovaginal fistulae. ...Read more

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Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more


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Is female genital cutting (fgc) ever necessary?

Is female genital cutting (fgc) ever necessary?

No way, is criminal: What poor female needs to have her clitoris ampuated so that any future sexual pleasure is denied. Plus the urinary and vaginal complications. ...Read more

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Is female genital cutting (fgc) practiced in united states?

Is female genital cutting (fgc) practiced in united states?

No, criminal offence: Anyone with knowledge of anyone practicing fgc are duty bound to report it to the police. Perpetrators face prison, there is no justification for such mutilation. Knowledge of any parents living in the us who have had their daughters mutilated by fgc should immediately report family to department of child and family social services. Child will need care by apediatric urologist & should be adopted. ...Read more

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What is female genital cutting?

What is female genital cutting?

FGM: 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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Why does a woman have a female genital cutting?

Why does a woman have a female genital cutting?

FGM is used to: Ensure a female's virginity & fidelity, more so w infibulation (external tissues are sewn together). Some consider female genitalia disgusting or ugly & fgm is seen as improving esthetics & enhancing purity. Some men find sex with infibulation more stimulating -although it can be horrifically painful for the female. In some cultures females are viewed as un-marriageable w/o fgm & off-spring of >. ...Read more

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Awareness for fgm/c female genital cutting===what are the health risks?

Awareness for fgm/c female genital cutting===what are the health risks?

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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Should not female genital cutting be considered primarily a womens righ?

Should not female genital cutting be considered primarily a womens righ?

A woman's right vs: A child's right? Did you know that in yemen most girls (76%) are circumcised by age 2 weeks old. Some may even be cut when they are one day old. The majority of female genital cutting is inflicted on girls who are aged four to ten years old. > 60% of girls are cut before age 5 years old in ethiopia, mali & mauritania. I argue that these infants & girls are not able to give consent. ...Read more

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How do you feel about female circumcision or female genital cutting?

How do you feel about female circumcision or female genital cutting?

Female genital cut: I view it as a tragic statement about how women are viewed & treated in many areas of the world. The practice of infibulation (sewing together vulva) is done to enforce chastity & fidelity. Removal of portions of female genitalia is often done as they are viewed as dirty and ugly. The females are seen as unmarriageable & of lower status if they have not been circumcised. This practice results in. ...Read more

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What symptoms typically go along with female genital cutting?

FGM or cutting: Here is an article on female genital cutting i submitted and edited for health and human services and webmd: http://women.Webmd.Com/news/20000713/doctors-must-gain-better-understanding-of-female-genital-mutilation. ...Read more

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Fistula (Definition)

A fistula is an abnormal connection between two places. Most commonly, it originates somewhere in the intestine and communicates to another location in the intestine or in the skin. A fistula can develop after abdominal surgery, with inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, anorectal abscess, and ...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