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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Female circumcision is also known as Female genital cutting. 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
There can be medical: Benefits derived from male circumcision. However, there are no health benefits from female genital mutilation. It can be 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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