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Consistent theme in expert meeting: FGM/C is being increasingly 'medicalized' across areas of high prevalence -- done by doctors, nurses, or other healthcare providers; switching to 'milder' forms such as pricking/cutting clitoral hood; and done to younger girls. Some of the
best arguments against such medicalization (e.g., leading to entrenchment of the practice) are from my colleague who will be deeply missed, @RobDarbyCanberr -- see for example his essay quillette.com/2016/03/03/fem…
The paradoxical situation whereby two prominent US doctors are now calling for "mild" non-consensual FGM/C to be performed (explicitly because non-consensual male cutting tolerated), while doctor in a high-prevalence community is calling for such medicalized cutting to stop:
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