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Female genital alteration: a compromise solution
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    Proposed FGM 'compromise' illuminates medical complicity with non-therapeutic fee-paying surgery on infants
    • Susan Bewley, Profesor of Women's Health
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    The JME's peer reviewers failed to press the clinical issues before publication of this flawed paper(1). The unoriginal idea of a 'ritual nick' performed by health professionals in a harm limitation approach to female genital mutilation (FGM) was proposed by the American Academy of Pediatrics back in 2010(2), who rapidly replaced their statement(3) in the face of worldwide condemnation(4) by the World Health Organisation...

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  • Published on:
    Proposed FGM 'compromise' illuminates medical complicity with non-therapeutic fee-paying surgery on infants.

    The JME's peer reviewers failed to press the clinical issues before publication of this flawed paper(1). The unoriginal idea of a 'ritual nick' performed by health professionals in a harm limitation approach to female genital mutilation (FGM) was proposed by the American Academy of Pediatrics back in 2010(2), who rapidly replaced their statement(3) in the face of worldwide condemnation(4) by the World Health Organisation...

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