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London GP is cleared of practising female genital mutilation

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2807 (Published 16 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2807
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A London GP who removed almost all of the labia minora of a patient during cosmetic surgery has been cleared of practising female genital mutilation by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service.

Sureshkumar Pandya performed labiaplasty in March 2012 on a 33 year old woman named only as Patient A, who complained that her labia were “ugly” and made her uncomfortable. He saw her again a week later and recorded that the wound was healing well.

But a week after that, Patient A went to see another GP, who recorded in her notes: “Patient upset …

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