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What are the advantages and disadvantages of a female circumcision?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: NO ADVANTAGES - WHO
No health benefits, only harm fgm has no health benefits, and it harms girls and women in many ways.
It involves removing and damaging healthy and normal female genital tissue, and interferes with the natural functions of girls' and women's bodies. Immediate complications can include severe pain, shock, haemorrhage (bleeding), tetanus or sepsis (bacterial infection), urine retention, open sores.

In brief: NO ADVANTAGES - WHO
No health benefits, only harm fgm has no health benefits, and it harms girls and women in many ways.
It involves removing and damaging healthy and normal female genital tissue, and interferes with the natural functions of girls' and women's bodies. Immediate complications can include severe pain, shock, haemorrhage (bleeding), tetanus or sepsis (bacterial infection), urine retention, open sores.
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Dr. Stephen Sudler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It is considered to
Have advantages by many people who continue the practice.
It is seen as a way to ensure a female's virginity & fidelity especially when there is infibulation (external tissues are sewn together). Some consider female genitalia to be disgusting or ugly & fgm is seen as improving esthetics & enhancing purity. Some men find sex with infibulation more stimulating -although it can be horrifically.

In brief: It is considered to
Have advantages by many people who continue the practice.
It is seen as a way to ensure a female's virginity & fidelity especially when there is infibulation (external tissues are sewn together). Some consider female genitalia to be disgusting or ugly & fgm is seen as improving esthetics & enhancing purity. Some men find sex with infibulation more stimulating -although it can be horrifically.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Greg Hinson
No. No advantages. Only harm.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
painful for the female.In some cultures females are viewed as un-marriageable w/o FGM & off-spring of uncircumcised women may be seen as damned. 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 infection
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