8 doctors weighed in:
Is female genital cutting (fgc) practiced in united states?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
4 doctors agree
In brief: No, criminal offence
Anyone with knowledge of anyone practicing fgc are duty bound to report it to the police.
Perpetrators face prison, there is no justification for such mutilation. Knowledge of any parents living in the us who have had their daughters mutilated by fgc should immediately report family to department of child and family social services. Child will need care by apediatric urologist & should be adopted.

In brief: No, criminal offence
Anyone with knowledge of anyone practicing fgc are duty bound to report it to the police.
Perpetrators face prison, there is no justification for such mutilation. Knowledge of any parents living in the us who have had their daughters mutilated by fgc should immediately report family to department of child and family social services. Child will need care by apediatric urologist & should be adopted.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Female Genital
Mutilation or cutting.
According to http://www.Womenshealth.Gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/female-genital-cutting.Cfm “some immigrants practice various forms of fgc in other parts of the world, including australia, canada, new zealand, the United States, and in european nations.” this practice is in no way condoned by medical societies in the us.

In brief: Female Genital
Mutilation or cutting.
According to http://www.Womenshealth.Gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/female-genital-cutting.Cfm “some immigrants practice various forms of fgc in other parts of the world, including australia, canada, new zealand, the United States, and in european nations.” this practice is in no way condoned by medical societies in the us.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Raj Syal
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: No
I have not heard of this being performed here.

In brief: No
I have not heard of this being performed here.
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
It is still practiced by a number of immigrants from countries where it is part of the culture. Some immigrants send the female back to their country of origin to have the mutilation done.
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