Why is male circumcision promoted but female genital cutting illegal?

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.
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.

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How do you feel about female circumcision or female genital cutting?

Not indicated. It is a barbaric practtice that is not indicated for any health reasons. Read more...
Criminal mutilation. Correctly, this barbarous practice is against the law in all civilised countries. A major felony and a prisonable offence if performed in the USA. The procedure is mutilation and consists of amputating the clitoris and in some cases partly closing the vaginal opening. Read more...
Horrible. Some ancient traditions are hard to stop. Female genital cutting is a barbaric, awful and potentially life threatening act used to control women. It involves removing the clitoris and some or all of the vulva without local anesthesia. It should never be done. Read more...
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 more...

How do you doctors feel about female circumcision or female genital cutting?

Criminal mutilation. Every sane doctor feels the same way. We would report any known perpetrator to the police. Also to the state mediacal board if a doctor was the one who performed a fgc, and doctor would immediately lose their license to practice. Read more...
Awful. Some ancient traditions are hard to stop. Female genital cutting is a barbaric, awful and potentially life threatening act used to control women. It involves removing the clitoris and some or all of the vulva without local anesthesia. It should never be done. Read more...
I see it as horrific. As well as physically, emotionally and spiritually damaging to the victims. Read more...

Are male circumcision and female genital mutilation equivalent?

No way. Male circumcision is requirement by some religions & female so called 'circumcisions' by NO religions. Prevents phimosis in men, also reduces risk of UTIs in baby boys, easier to keep clean reduces & risk of STDs. In females is pure & simple mutilation as clitoris is amputated to prevent any future erotic sensation from sex or masturbation. Also severe risk of serious infection & hemorrhage. ? = ? Read more...