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7 Total 130 1100 Table (8): Respondents by who decided not to genitally mutilate daughter/s Response Frequency % The Mother 14 10.
Mr Justice Newman, sitting at the High Court in London, said Watkins asserted that, under the European Convention on Human Rights, "he has the right to mutilate himself with razor blades to the extent of cutting to the muscle, and that the (Home Secretary) is legally bound to facilitate that mutilation by providing him with hygienic razor blades and sterile first-aid equipment".
People who cut, burn, or otherwise mutilate themselves with no intention of committing suicide apparently experience genuine relief from emotional anguish, contends John Briere of the University of Southern California School of Medicine in Los Angeles.