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Doctor insights on: Female Genital Neoplasms In Children

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What are some female genital abnormalities?

What are some female genital abnormalities?

Many: 2 vaginas, double uterus, etc. Not sure exactly what you are asking? Try a google search. ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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How can we reduce female genital mutilation in the world?

How can we reduce female genital mutilation in the world?

Intervention by : Outside countries is often highly criticized with the issue of female genital mutilation. I believe that laws that carry no consequences are hollow. In countries where fgm has been banned, actually taking the next step and prosecuting criminal behavior may serve as a deterrent. ...Read more

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Female genital mutilation. What is your reaction to this topic?

Female genital mutilation. What is your reaction to this topic?

Agree w Dr Sinclair: It's an awful practice. 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 >. ...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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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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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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What is the term for the entire female genital area?

What is the term for the entire female genital area?

OGFE: Organa genitalia externa feminina refers to the entire female genital area including pubic area, inner & outer labia, clitoris, urethral and vaginal openings. Latter 2 are referred to as introitus. ...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 symptoms typically go along with female genital cutting?

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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Is female genital mutilation common in third world countries?

It still occurs: According to the world health organization (2013), 140 million females have received female genital circumcisions. ...Read more

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Can you please explain why female genital cutting is illegal?

Can you please explain why female genital cutting is illegal?

Female Genital muti-: Lation. Female genital mutilation is practiced on girls who are aged 4 to 10 in countries in the sub-sarahan, north-east africa, asia & the middle east. In yemen most girls are cut by the age 2 weeks old. It effects 140 million females across the world. It is done w or w/out anesthesia & variably can remove clitoral hood, clitoris, inner labia & / or out labia with objects such as a razor, >>. ...Read more

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Has anybody here actually been a victim of female genital cutting?

Has anybody here actually been a victim of female genital cutting?

Painful & damaging: Ritual female genital mutilation is still widespread in many african countries, the middle east, and certain populations in indonesia, malaysia, and europe. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs241/en/ it is usually carried out between infancy and age 15. Reconstructive surgery is often needed. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_126174.html ptsd may result as well. ...Read more

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What are some health problems caused by female genital cutting (fgc)?

What are some health problems caused by female genital cutting (fgc)?

Urinary and vaginal: Most common urinary problem after fgc is urethral maetal stenosis (narrowing) due to scarring around and especially above the urinary maetus & urinary incontinence. Vaginal narrowing is a major problem, which is severe may cause retained menstrual flow. Will need to have vaginoplasty surgery to open vagina for intercourse. Scarred vagina liable to obstruct an obstetric delivery. Psyche probloms. ...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 many have been the victims of female genital mutilation and what country does it?

How many have been the victims of female genital mutilation and what country does it?

There are currently: 140 women who have been the victims of female genital mutilation. It is actively practiced in 28 countries in africa & the middle east (as well as some asian countries). It is practiced in egypt, ethiopia, nigeria, djibouti, somalia, sudan, eritrea, somalia, guinea, mali, sierra leone, gambia, burkina faso, mauritania, liberia, malaysia, yemen & indonesia. Ethnic minorities in oman, iran, iraq use. ...Read more

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Hi I've been having symptoms that something is wrong with my female genital can you help?

Hi I've been having symptoms that something is wrong with my female genital can you help?

More info needed: You must describe your symptoms in more detail otherwise a differential diagnosis is not possible. Your best bet is to consult a gynecologist who will take a history and perform a pelvic examination in order to make a diagnosis and outline appropriate testing and treatment. ...Read more

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Female genital itching help needed?

Vaginal itching: Vaginal itching can be due to many reasons, frequent douching, improper hygiene, yeast infection, pubic lice, std, etc... See your gyn if concerned. ...Read more

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Is occasional itching in the female genital area something to worry about?

Is occasional itching in the female genital area something to worry about?

Vaginal itching: Vaginal itching can be due to many reasons, frequent douching, improper hygiene, yeast infection, pubic lice, etc... See your gyn if concerned. ...Read more

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