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Could someone please describe a female circumcision or fgm?
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Criminal procedure
Fgm is genital butchery and involves vaginal sex.
Cutting off the clitoris and often partially sewing labia together to prevent. It is illegal in all civilized countries and perpetrators face jail in the usa. Occasional gynecologist or urologist performs a procedure to remove the tiny hood of skin which partially covers the glans clitoris. Purpose is to increase clitoral sensation during sex.

In brief: Criminal procedure
Fgm is genital butchery and involves vaginal sex.
Cutting off the clitoris and often partially sewing labia together to prevent. It is illegal in all civilized countries and perpetrators face jail in the usa. Occasional gynecologist or urologist performs a procedure to remove the tiny hood of skin which partially covers the glans clitoris. Purpose is to increase clitoral sensation during sex.
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: From the WHO
Female genital mutilation (fgm) comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.
The practice is mostly carried out by traditional circumcisers, who often play other central roles in communities, however, more than 18% of all fgm is performed by health care providers. It is wrong.

In brief: From the WHO
Female genital mutilation (fgm) comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.
The practice is mostly carried out by traditional circumcisers, who often play other central roles in communities, however, more than 18% of all fgm is performed by health care providers. It is wrong.
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Dr. Stephen Sudler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: The current term is
Female genital mutilation (which is felt to be a more accurate description over the term female genital circumcision).
It is done w or w/out anesthesia & variably can remove 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. Infibulation.

In brief: The current term is
Female genital mutilation (which is felt to be a more accurate description over the term female genital circumcision).
It is done w or w/out anesthesia & variably can remove 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. Infibulation.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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