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Female genital mutilation: whose problem, whose solution?: Mutilation or modification?

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 27 July 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:259
  1. Lois S Bibbings (, senior lecturer in law
  1. School of Law, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1RJ

    EDITOR—Conroy's editorial and the study by Elmusharaf et al contribute to a literature that has often tended to be long on polemic and short on data.1 2 Conroy's recognition that our conceptions of what constitutes female genital mutilation need further thought is long overdue. As I have argued, a coherent response requires both that female genital …

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