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    Update: To clarify, the AAP does not support the complete removal of the clitoris and labia, which is one form of FGM. They have, however, come out in support of non-threatening, minor cutting a "ritual nick," as they call it (a small cut, designed to placate parents who want to participate in a tradition that has misogynist and dangerous roots). Although the AAP has suggested the "nick" as a lesser of two evils, we continue to believe that no type of female genital cutting should be tolerated no matter the degree.

    Genital Cutting Advocated By American Academy Of Pediatrics - Doctors genital mutilation - Jezebel

    If it's just a cut, that's ok then

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    Yeah, as long as it's just minor mutilation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alysheba View Post
    Ladies, is it just me, or does it seem recently our gender is being reverted back to the stone ages?

    I am starting to feel threatened by recent events. Our rights as women are being eroded everyday, politically and socially, even in the USA. Is this the legacy we leave our daughters?

    Does religion have this much effect on everyone? Or are men feeling threatened?

    At times I am glad I am older, cause things are not looking good for our younger women.
    No, I am feeling the same and I don't like it. Not one damn bit.

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    What in the bloody freaking hell?!
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    Sweet Jesus, I thought I had misread the title

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    Quote Originally Posted by buttmunch View Post
    I think I'm going to write a letter to them. I think we all should.
    That's not a bad idea! I have made the decision the next time I am with my children's pediatrician I am going to ask him his views. He better have the right answer.

    As others has said, APA can call it what they wish, it is still CUTTING!

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    Default Doctors Reverse Stand on Circumcision

    The American Academy of Pediatrics has reversed its decision last month regarding the practice of female circumcision by immigrants from some African, Middle Eastern and Asian cultures. The academy had suggested in a policy statement that doctors be given permission to perform a ceremonial pinprick or nick on girls if it would keep their families from sending them overseas for the full circumcision. Although the nick on a girl’s clitoris is illegal in the United States, the academy’s bioethics panel had noted it is practiced in some countries. The policy statement ignited a storm of criticism from opponents of female genital cutting. Dr. Judith S. Palfrey, president of the academy, said: “We’re saying don’t do it. Do everything that you can to support that family in this tough time, but don’t be pulled into the procedure.”


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    The operation is performed in the US illegally everyday, by immigrants from other countries where the practice is acceptable. It's disgusting and ignorant.

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    I spoke to my children's pediatrician, when I ask, the look on his face said it all. His answer, "it's barbaric and I would never do it or refer to another doctor". Ok, he can stay.

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