Medscape: Female Genital Mutilation: Why Are Doctors Silent?

posted by Christopher Holton

Ranit Mishori, MD, MHS

A federal judge in Michigan recently ruled that a federal ban on female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) was unconstitutional. Charges against two local doctors accused of performing the procedure on young girls were dismissed. Other charges are still pending against one of the doctors and a few of their accomplices, but this case has shone a light on a practice that’s becoming all too common around the world: medicalized FGM/C.

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