Published in Women's Health Weekly, July 6th, 1998
This is according to a policy statement appearing in the July 1998 issue of Pediatrics, the journal of the AAP.
Female genital mutilation is a procedure in which the female genitalia are cut or altered to ensure virginity and presumably make her more desirable for marriage in some cultures. It is most often performed as a cultural ritual in Africa and small communities in the Middle East and Asia in non-sterile, unsafe conditions. It is...
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