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What in the world is fgc? Female circumcision or mutilation?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Female mutilation

Fgc = female genital cutting or female cicumcison which is a mutilation because the clitoris is amputated.
Banned in all civilised countries.

In brief: Female mutilation

Fgc = female genital cutting or female cicumcison which is a mutilation because the clitoris is amputated.
Banned in all civilised countries.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: In 1980 the name

Female genital circumcision was widely changed to female genital mutilation (which was a more accurate description).
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 &.

In brief: In 1980 the name

Female genital circumcision was widely changed to female genital mutilation (which was a more accurate description).
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 &.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
variably can remove 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 – with small hole left for urine or menstruation. This can be cut open at a later age. It is has been >
Dr. Heidi Fowler
banned in some countries. In inflicts horrific pain on the females – if you google the words Female Genital Mutilation- you will see photographs of many small girls who are filled with terror & clearly are suffering.
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