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Is Female Circumcision Only Performed In Undeveloped Countries
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor 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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