female genital mutilation

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female genital mutilation

infibulation or other mutilation of the whole or any part of a girl's labia majora, labia minora or clitoris. It is a criminal offence and it is an offence for a person in the UK to facilitate the same conduct overseas. It is not a defence to plead that the operation was required as a matter of custom or ritual.
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The scholar, who maintained that female circumcision is not only a health issue but also a socio-cultural and religious practice, said despite the controversies surrounding abortion, it has been legitimised in some parts of the world and accommodated under the public health policy in order to prevent quackery and avoidable complications.
Results: The patients were divided into three groups according to the circumcision method: conventional surgical circumcision (n=833), thermocautery (n=1011), and plastic clamp (n=218).
The NSS, being an organization dedicated to the separation of church and state (which is not required in the UK), feels circumcision for non-therapeutic or non-medical reasons is unethical.
Some people get their child's circumcision covered by insurance, depending on their familiarity with the consulting doctor who refers the baby for emergency circumcision.
There have been several proponents of circumcision who liken the procedure to a vaccination.
The study was conducted in 2014-2015 in rural northwest Tanzania in conjunction with a regional circumcision campaign administered by the Ministry of Health, in which circumcision and voluntary HIV testing and counseling were offered free of charge to all males aged 10 or older.
Male circumcision of boys under 18 years is regulated by the Children's Act (No.
Material and Methods: All individuals fulfilling inclusion criteria underwent circumcision in the operation theatre of CMH Kharian as indoor patients, under local anaesthesia and aseptic measures.
The subject of deliberations will be circumcision of Jewish infants, taking place on the Polish territory.
1) That Zipporah was familiar with circumcision was therefore by no means unusual.
Interestingly, circumcision has no effect on the prevention of other sexually transmitted disease rates, according to studies investigating Treponema pallidum (syphilis), Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Trichomonas vaginalis, or Chlamydia trachomatis (Dinh et al).