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Awareness for fgm/c female genital cutting===what are the health risks?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Female Genital

Mutilation can lead to death, severe chronic pain, hemorrhage, urinary retention, urinary tract infections, keloid scars, strictures, fistula, incontinence, infertility, painful intercourse, painful periods, neuroma, recurrent infections, septicemia, transmission of hepatitis, tetanus, HIV & difficulty with childbirth.
This doesn't address the emotional damage & horror inflicted.

In brief: Female Genital

Mutilation can lead to death, severe chronic pain, hemorrhage, urinary retention, urinary tract infections, keloid scars, strictures, fistula, incontinence, infertility, painful intercourse, painful periods, neuroma, recurrent infections, septicemia, transmission of hepatitis, tetanus, HIV & difficulty with childbirth.
This doesn't address the emotional damage & horror inflicted.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Many

The immediate risks are bleeding and serious infection both of which can be lethal and pain.
The longer term risks are scarring and chronic dysfunction leading to pain on intercourse, urinary tract difficulties and problems with labor and delivery. There is nothing to recommend this abuse which is not in the koran nor sanctioned by any health authorities. It is a social custom only.

In brief: Many

The immediate risks are bleeding and serious infection both of which can be lethal and pain.
The longer term risks are scarring and chronic dysfunction leading to pain on intercourse, urinary tract difficulties and problems with labor and delivery. There is nothing to recommend this abuse which is not in the koran nor sanctioned by any health authorities. It is a social custom only.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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