10 doctors weighed in:
Should american hospital workers refuse to discuss female circumcision with the parents of newborns?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Tell all it's ilegal
American hospital workers should tell all that performing a female circumcision in the usa, as well as all civilized countries that it is a criminal offence.
It involves amputating the clitoris and thus removing any pleasant sexual sensation later in life. Perpetrators need to be be reported to the police and sent to prison.Any physician perpetrator faces automatic loss of medical license for life.

In brief: Tell all it's ilegal
American hospital workers should tell all that performing a female circumcision in the usa, as well as all civilized countries that it is a criminal offence.
It involves amputating the clitoris and thus removing any pleasant sexual sensation later in life. Perpetrators need to be be reported to the police and sent to prison.Any physician perpetrator faces automatic loss of medical license for life.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Sensitive cultural..
Female circumcisions being done in some countries are considered as genital mutilation in western culture.

In brief: Sensitive cultural..
Female circumcisions being done in some countries are considered as genital mutilation in western culture.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: I believe that they
Have an obligation to discuss it with parents.
To educate them of the great harm that it could cause an infant/ child/ female. They need to know it is illegal in this country. Parents that clearly intend to pursue female genital mutilation should be reported to child protective services. Sadly, many parents who are unable to have female "circumcisions" performed on their daughters in the us, >.

In brief: I believe that they
Have an obligation to discuss it with parents.
To educate them of the great harm that it could cause an infant/ child/ female. They need to know it is illegal in this country. Parents that clearly intend to pursue female genital mutilation should be reported to child protective services. Sadly, many parents who are unable to have female "circumcisions" performed on their daughters in the us, >.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
travel to their home of origin to have it done there.
Dr. Arthur Heller
it is not "circumcision" (removing hood of the clitoris-tissue analogous to foreskin of the penis); it is removal of the clitoris (clitorectomy-analogous to removing the glans penis -head of the penis).
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Acknowledge & warn
A question about the practice would be viewed as an educational opportunity.
In my state, any firm request for the procedure would require a report to child protective services as would discovering an infant had been so treated.In my state the child is a citizen from birth, not property. The state has the power to over rule any parent decision it deems injurious to the health or safety of a child.

In brief: Acknowledge & warn
A question about the practice would be viewed as an educational opportunity.
In my state, any firm request for the procedure would require a report to child protective services as would discovering an infant had been so treated.In my state the child is a citizen from birth, not property. The state has the power to over rule any parent decision it deems injurious to the health or safety of a child.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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