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Is there a relationship between female genital cutting (fgc) and fistula?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
There is a significant risk for women with type iii female genital cutting to developed vesicovaginal & rectovaginal fistulae.

In brief: Yes
There is a significant risk for women with type iii female genital cutting to developed vesicovaginal & rectovaginal fistulae.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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2 comments
Dr. George Klauber
Anyone with knowledge of a person perform,eing this illegal & barbaric act in the USA or any other country where FGC has been informed, have a duty to report this mutilating, degrading procedure.Any klaw enforcement official who fails to take actiion after such an act is reported should themselves be reported to the highest possible authority.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Most strongly agree with Dr. Klauber.
Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
2 doctors agree
In brief: FGC is barbaric
Only performed in backward and primitive communities in middle east and northern africa.
Clitoris is amputated with a sharp knife and urethral meatus may also be amputated. Worst fgc is wehere the vagina is sewn almost shut. Procedure is not performed by skilled surgeons (who should have their genitalia amputated if them perform such mutilation) and suturing vagina can certainly cause a fistula.

In brief: FGC is barbaric
Only performed in backward and primitive communities in middle east and northern africa.
Clitoris is amputated with a sharp knife and urethral meatus may also be amputated. Worst fgc is wehere the vagina is sewn almost shut. Procedure is not performed by skilled surgeons (who should have their genitalia amputated if them perform such mutilation) and suturing vagina can certainly cause a fistula.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
It is possible, since cutting takes place during childhood the organs are still developing and it is possible to develop fistula if the wound did not heal appropriately.

In brief: Yes
It is possible, since cutting takes place during childhood the organs are still developing and it is possible to develop fistula if the wound did not heal appropriately.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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1 comment
Dr. George Klauber
Anyone with knowledge of a person perform,eing this illegal & barbaric act in the USA or any other country where FGC has been informed, have a duty to report this mutilating, degrading procedure.Any klaw enforcement official who fails to take actiion after such an act is reported should themselves be reported to the highest possible authority.
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