It's female genital mutilation and should be prosecutedBMJ 2007; 334 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39252.646042.3A (Published 28 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1335
- Marge Berer, editor
- Reproductive Health Matters, London NW5 1TL
Liao and Creighton ask how healthcare providers in the United Kingdom should respond to requests for “genitoplasty,”1 or what two UK websites call “labial reduction” and “female genital reshaping.”2 3 This procedure, which entails “the partial or total removal of the external female genital organs for cultural or other non-therapeutic reasons,”4 is a criminal offence in the UK under …
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