17 doctors weighed in:
How do you feel about female circumcision or female genital cutting?
17 doctors weighed in

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
7 doctors agree
In brief: Female genital cut
I view it as a tragic statement about how women are viewed & treated in many areas of the world.
The practice of infibulation (sewing together vulva) is done to enforce chastity & fidelity. Removal of portions of female genitalia is often done as they are viewed as dirty and ugly. The females are seen as unmarriageable & of lower status if they have not been circumcised. This practice results in.

In brief: Female genital cut
I view it as a tragic statement about how women are viewed & treated in many areas of the world.
The practice of infibulation (sewing together vulva) is done to enforce chastity & fidelity. Removal of portions of female genitalia is often done as they are viewed as dirty and ugly. The females are seen as unmarriageable & of lower status if they have not been circumcised. This practice results in.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
death & many medical problems including recurrent infections and severe chronic pain.
Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Criminal mutilation
Correctly, this barbarous practice is against the law in all civilised countries.
A major felony and a prisonable offence if performed in the USA. The procedure is mutilation and consists of amputating the clitoris and in some cases partly closing the vaginal opening.

In brief: Criminal mutilation
Correctly, this barbarous practice is against the law in all civilised countries.
A major felony and a prisonable offence if performed in the USA. The procedure is mutilation and consists of amputating the clitoris and in some cases partly closing the vaginal opening.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Not indicated
It is a barbaric practtice that is not indicated for any health reasons.

In brief: Not indicated
It is a barbaric practtice that is not indicated for any health reasons.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Horrible
Some ancient traditions are hard to stop.
Female genital cutting is a barbaric, awful and potentially life threatening act used to control women. It involves removing the clitoris and some or all of the vulva without local anesthesia. It should never be done.

In brief: Horrible
Some ancient traditions are hard to stop.
Female genital cutting is a barbaric, awful and potentially life threatening act used to control women. It involves removing the clitoris and some or all of the vulva without local anesthesia. It should never be done.
Dr. Michael Sinclair
Dr. Michael Sinclair
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