- Nov 9, 2012
- Reaction score
- PA, USA
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/02/24/article-in-medical-ethics-journal-suggests-allowing-limited-female-genital-mutilation-is-culturally-sensitive/A study published this week in the Journal of Medical Ethics suggested that allowing some milder forms of female genital mutilation — a ritual practiced by some Middle Eastern and African communities — is more “culturally sensitive” than an outright ban on the practice.
Kavita Arora of Cleveland’s Case Western Reserve University and Allan Jacobs of New York’s Stony Brook University argued that allowing a ritual “nick” of girls’ vaginas could prevent their families carrying out a more radical disfiguring mutilation.
The doctors argued that “labeling these de minimis procedures as ‘mutilation’ is culturally insensitive and discriminatory towards women, and that they do not constitute a human rights violation.”