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Female genitalia cutting. Who does it and where?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
10 doctors agree

In brief: Female Genital muti-

Lation . In the us it is illegal (felony) to practice female genital cutting below the age of 18.
According to http://www.Womenshealth.Gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/female-genital-cutting.Cfm#j it is done in the us. There are 28 countries in the world (africa & middle east)where female genital cutting is still practiced actively as well as countries in asia.

In brief: Female Genital muti-

Lation . In the us it is illegal (felony) to practice female genital cutting below the age of 18.
According to http://www.Womenshealth.Gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/female-genital-cutting.Cfm#j it is done in the us. There are 28 countries in the world (africa & middle east)where female genital cutting is still practiced actively as well as countries in asia.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Gerard Honore
It's a dreadful tradition. The American College of OB Gyn condemn it as medically unnecessary, morbid, and extremely risky. Because it is very deep in some cultures it is difficult to discourage the practice.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: Cultural

Might you be referring to ritual female genital mutilation procedures? These are widespread in many african countries, the middle east, and muslim populations in indonesia and malaysia.
It can range from excision of the prepuce of the clitoris to complete excision of all elements of the vulvar region. The custom predates islam. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs241/en/.

In brief: Cultural

Might you be referring to ritual female genital mutilation procedures? These are widespread in many african countries, the middle east, and muslim populations in indonesia and malaysia.
It can range from excision of the prepuce of the clitoris to complete excision of all elements of the vulvar region. The custom predates islam. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs241/en/.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Greg Sexton
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Ob/gyn and plastic

Call a local ob/gyn or plastic surgeon and see if they do cosmetic surgery in that area.

In brief: Ob/gyn and plastic

Call a local ob/gyn or plastic surgeon and see if they do cosmetic surgery in that area.
Dr. Greg Sexton
Dr. Greg Sexton
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