Female Circumcision Illegal But was Still Carried Out

Female Circumcision Illegal But was Still Carried OutAs per the findings, it has been reported that an estimated 100,000 women in Britain have undergone female circumcision, carried out by medical practitioners.

Female circumcision or female genital mutilation (FGM), defined as all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. Moreover, in some cases the vaginal opening is stitched.

It has been illustrated that the practice is carried out by some communities who believe it reduces a woman's libido. The practice is typically carried out on girls who are a few days old to puberty that is approximately after the age of 10. But without taking into account the health complications that the girl may face, the operations are carried out just on the basis of myths.

It has been discovered that the practice of circumcision is illegal in many of the countries; despite that many of the practitioners are ready to arrange the operation for FGM. Nevertheless, it has been reported that the illegal practice has been carried out on girls as young as 10 years old.

In case of findings obtained from Britain, it has been demonstrated that a secret investigation carried out to find out the medics behind the carrying of the practice illegally, have reported that a doctor, dentist and an alternative medicine practitioner have been found guilty in the matter.

The case came into notice after an undercover reporter was referred to a dentist by a GP. Nevertheless, the dentist affirmed that he was allegedly willing to perform circumcisions on girls aged between 10 and 13 years. Yet another medical practitioner regarding performing the operation for a 10-year old girl stated that he was ready and would charge £750.

However, it has been reported that the dentist, medical practitioner and the GP have denied of the allegations imposed on them.