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Why does a woman have a female genital cutting?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: FGM is used to

Ensure a female's virginity & fidelity, more so w infibulation (external tissues are sewn together).
Some consider female genitalia disgusting or ugly & fgm is seen as improving esthetics & enhancing purity. Some men find sex with infibulation more stimulating -although it can be horrifically painful for the female. In some cultures females are viewed as un-marriageable w/o fgm & off-spring of >.

In brief: FGM is used to

Ensure a female's virginity & fidelity, more so w infibulation (external tissues are sewn together).
Some consider female genitalia disgusting or ugly & fgm is seen as improving esthetics & enhancing purity. Some men find sex with infibulation more stimulating -although it can be horrifically painful for the female. In some cultures females are viewed as un-marriageable w/o fgm & off-spring of >.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
uncircumcised women may be seen as damned.
Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: It is forced on them

Some ancient traditions are hard to stop.
Female genital cutting is a barbaric, awful and potentially life threatening act used to control women. It should never be done.

In brief: It is forced on them

Some ancient traditions are hard to stop.
Female genital cutting is a barbaric, awful and potentially life threatening act used to control women. It should never be done.
Dr. Michael Sinclair
Dr. Michael Sinclair
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