Female genital mutilation: the role of medical professional organizations

Int Urogynecol J. 2016 Nov 17. [Epub ahead of print] Female genital mutilation: the role of medical professional organizations Bazi T ABSTRACT Female genital mutilation (FGM) refers to alteration of the external genitalia of girls without medical benefit. It is estimated by United Nations agencies that 200 million living girls and women have been subjectedContinue reading “Female genital mutilation: the role of medical professional organizations”

Between Moral Relativism and Moral Hypocrisy: Reframing the Debate on “FGM”

Kennedy Inst Ethics J. 2016 Jun;26(2):105-44. doi: 10.1353/ken.2016.0009. Between Moral Relativism and Moral Hypocrisy: Reframing the Debate on “FGM” Earp BD ABSTRACT The spectrum of practices termed “Female Genital Mutilation” (or FGM) by the World Health Organization is sometimes held up as a counterexample to moral relativism. Those who advance this line of thought suggestContinue reading “Between Moral Relativism and Moral Hypocrisy: Reframing the Debate on “FGM””

Female genital mutilation: a hidden epidemic (statement from the European Academy of Paediatrics).

Eur J Pediatr. 2013 Aug 28. [Epub ahead of print] Female genital mutilation: a hidden epidemic (statement from the European Academy of Paediatrics). Sauer PJ, Neubauer D. Beatrix Children Hospital/UMCG, PO BOX 30.001, 9700 RB, Groningen, The Netherlands, p.j.j.sauer@umcg.nl. ABSTRACT Female genital mutilation or female circumcision is frequently performed worldwide. It is estimated by theContinue reading “Female genital mutilation: a hidden epidemic (statement from the European Academy of Paediatrics).”

[Female genital mutilation – the excision. Reflections of the ethics committee of the medical association Avicenne of France].

J Gynecol Obstet Biol Reprod (Paris). 2010 Feb;39(1):81-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jgyn.2009.10.003. Epub 2009 Nov 18. [Female genital mutilation – the excision. Reflections of the ethics committee of the medical association Avicenne of France]. [Article in French] Messaadi N, Chaker A. This article can be accessed for free in this LINK