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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There are risks associated with circumcision, but chances of health issues during the procedure is low when done by a professional.
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In the 14 countries designated high priority (because of high HIV rates and low circumcision prevalence), the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the 18.6 million circumcisions already performed have prevented an estimated 230 000 new HIV infections, with the number prevented projected to increase to 1.1 million by 2030.
The other patient (age four years) with again a thread around distal shaft, presented on thirty fifth day of circumcision. Ventral urethral wall had sloughed off partially.
In the Jewish tradition, circumcision (brit milah) is performed by the mohel or circumciser on the 8th day after birth.
He, however, stressed that female circumcision could be successfully carried out by licensed medical experts - without any 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).
Gulf News investigated the matter and found that only Daman covers circumcision in the UAE, and most expatriates don't have Daman health insurance.
The recent impressive protective effects of circumcision on heterosexual HIV and HPV transmission from Africa have revived the debate on the potential benefits of neonatal circumcision.
While the value of circumcision may be debated in popular and scientific literature, it is a recommended practice in both Jewish as well as Muslim traditions.
Although randomized trials in Sub-Saharan Africa have shown that circumcision reduces the risk of HIV infection, uptake of the procedure has fallen short of goals in many countries.