Female genital mutilation. Review and aspects of medico-legal interests

Cuad. med. forense v.16 n.3 Sevilla jul.-sep. 2010

Female genital mutilation. Review and aspects of medico-legal interests [article in Spanish]

MA. Gallego; MI. López

Médico forense. Instituto de Medicina legal de Cataluña.


The gradual arrival in Spain of people from sub-Saharan Africa, has highlighted the practice of a series of ancient rituals in girls, harmful to their health, and which are encompassed within the concept of Female Genital Mutilation in accordance with the WHO definition. 
In our country these acts are classified as a crime of injury. Therefore they are likely to raise legal medical evaluations. We consider it particularly important knowledge of these practices on the part of professionals in the forensic medicine.

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