London GP is cleared of practising female genital mutilationBMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2807 (Published 16 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2807
- Clare Dyer
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 …