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NEW ZEALAND: Genital Mutilation Unlikely To Be Agreed Upon By NZ Docs

Genital Mutilation Unlikely to Be Agreed Upon by NZ DocsA NZ doc states that it is not likely to see that obstetricians on either side of the Tasman will consent to a token from of genital mutilation on baby girls.

The American Academy of Pediatrics in recent times raised but hurriedly withdrew from the scheme that doctors in a few communities should be able to replace demands for female genital cutting with a risk-free clitoral pricking or scratch, so as to carry out cultural requirements.

Today the Sydney Morning Herald reported the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists was intending to discuss the matter at the conference of its women's health committee in the subsequent month.

With an increase in Somali and Sudanese numbers in Australia, docs were able to see more cases of young girls, and women, needing surgical procedure after illegal actions that took place.

RANZCOG Secretary, Gino Pecoraro said that if a nick could meet the cultural necessities of a definite woman, then it may be able to save her from undergoing what can truly be drastic surgical procedure.

Almost 140 million women and kids worldwide have been affected by female genital cutting, as per the reports given by the World Health Organization.

SOURCE: TopNews Arab Emirates

AUTHOR: Kamilah Qasimi

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DATE: 10/06/2010

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