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Letters Cosmetic genitoplasty

It's female genital mutilation and should be prosecuted

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 28 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1335

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The "latter" can only refer to the second of two items. In this case
there are
three and it should therefore be the "last." It is bad enough to have to
put up
with this sort of thing here in the U.S., but I expect better of the

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29 June 2007
Joseph McEvoy