US docs propose a “ritual nick” in young girls’ genitals

Why Are American Doctors Mutilating Girls?
by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
May 20, 2010 | 10:45pm

A new proposal by the American Academy of Pediatrics would have doctors assisting families in the ritual of female circumcision, but activist and Nomad author Ayaan Hirsi Ali says they’d just be complicit in perpetuating a grave injustice.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently put forward a proposal on female genital mutilation. They
would like that American doctors be given permission to perform a ceremonial pinprick or “nick” on girls
born into communities that practice female genital mutilation.

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