12 doctors weighed in:
Is female genital cutting (fgc) ever necessary?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
5 doctors agree
In brief: No way, is criminal
What poor female needs to have her clitoris ampuated so that any future sexual pleasure is denied.
Plus the urinary and vaginal complications.

In brief: No way, is criminal
What poor female needs to have her clitoris ampuated so that any future sexual pleasure is denied.
Plus the urinary and vaginal complications.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: It's never medically
Necessary. In the 28 countries in africa & the middle east where it's actively practiced it is seen as important.
It's 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 & dirty & fgm is seen as improving esthetics & enhancing purity. Some men find sex with infibulation more.

In brief: It's never medically
Necessary. In the 28 countries in africa & the middle east where it's actively practiced it is seen as important.
It's 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 & dirty & fgm is seen as improving esthetics & enhancing purity. Some men find sex with infibulation more.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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 uncircumcised women may be seen as damned. There is great pressure on girls to have this done in order to maintain social status. I find this belief system tragic. It suggests an inherent distrust in women to maintain chastity or fidelity. It is also
Dr. Heidi Fowler
a statement that females are filthy, disgusting & unworthy of marriage unless their bodies have been mutilated.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
If you are referring to female circumcision then the answer is no.
This is a practice considered illegal here in the US.

In brief: No
If you are referring to female circumcision then the answer is no.
This is a practice considered illegal here in the US.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Never
It is illegal in us.

In brief: Never
It is illegal in us.
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
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