Thursday, May 05, 2005

Australian Law Journal Addresses Female Genital Surgery

Interesting article here from an Australian Law / Medical Journal. The author argues that adults should be allowed to even have Female Genital Mutilation (yikes!):

Exorcising Excision: Medico-Legal Issues
Arising From Male and Female Genital
Surgery in Australia



Female Genital Mutilation is ghastly and in no way similar to reduction labiaplasty. The real problem is that the legal systems of most countries are just starting to grapple with the idea of Female Genital Mutilation. Differenciating this from cosmetic procedures designed to improve the self-image and well-being of a woman will hopefully follow.


Until Later,

John Di Saia MD

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