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Bewley et al.: Female Genital Mutilation

BMJ. 2010 Jun 2;340:c2728. doi: 10.1136/bmj.c2728.

Female genital mutilation.

Bewley S, Creighton S, Momoh C.

Comment in BMJ. 2010; 341: c3888. SEE

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Paediatricians should resist its medicalisation Female genital mutilation is defined by the World Health Organization as any procedure that involves partial or total removal of the external genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.1 Worldwide, 100-140 million girls and women are estimated to live with the consequences of such practices…

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