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Why is male circumcision promoted but female genital cutting illegal ?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Gerard Honore
Some medical benefits for male circumcision are possibly emerging, but 99% are still done for cultural reasons only. FGM has deep cultural roots too, no matter how misguided.
Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Circ has benefits
& contrary to a minority in ca is not mutilation.
Circ'd males do not get penile cancer or phimosis & fewer get HIV from unprotected sex. The glans, containing majority of sensory penile nerve endings remains in tact.Female genital cutting/circumcision involves ampuating the clitoris + in some partially sewing the vagina closed. Thus clitoral senastion is lost + need to have vagina opened to wed.

In brief: Circ has benefits
& contrary to a minority in ca is not mutilation.
Circ'd males do not get penile cancer or phimosis & fewer get HIV from unprotected sex. The glans, containing majority of sensory penile nerve endings remains in tact.Female genital cutting/circumcision involves ampuating the clitoris + in some partially sewing the vagina closed. Thus clitoral senastion is lost + need to have vagina opened to wed.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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