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US paediatricians withdraw guidance on female genital cutting after criticisms

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 01 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2922
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

    The American Academy of Pediatrics has retracted its 2010 policy statement on female genital cutting after criticism and confirmed its opposition to all forms of mutilation, however minor.

    Last month the UK Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health voiced concerns about the guidance, which suggested that doctors …

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