Sunday, May 09, 2010

It's Not One World...

The American Academy of Pediatrics endorses 'ritualistic' female circumcision. In the U.S. of A.

"The academy’s committee on bioethics, in a policy statement last week, said some pediatricians had suggested that current federal law, which “makes criminal any non-medical procedure performed on the genitals” of a girl in the United States, has had the unintended consequence of driving some families to take their daughters to other countries to undergo mutilation.

“It might be more effective if federal and state laws enabled pediatricians to reach out to families by offering a ritual nick as a possible compromise to avoid greater harm,” the group said."
The AAP might as well endorse blood letting & incantations. This 'outreach' is derived from total ignorance about the brutality against females in some Muslim cultures in Africa and Asia. "Female circumcision" - more accurately defined as a clitorectomy - is nothing more than genital mutilation performed by Elders, for the sole perceived purpose of reducing sexual temptation. It serves no medical purpose.
"Currently, more than 130 million women and girls worldwide have undergone female genital cutting, according to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. It is mostly performed on girls younger than 15 in countries including Ethiopia, Sudan and Somalia. Consequences can include severe complications with pregnancy, childbirth and sexual dysfunction."
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