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May 7, 2017
Former UNICEF advisor: Female genital mutilation is 'gender egalitarian surgery'
A former advisor to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and a former "health specialist" at the US National Institute of Child Health defended the practice of female genital mutilation when she appeared on Tucker Carlson's Fox News show. Dr. Fuambai Ahmadu said she preferred the term "female circumcision" and described the practice of removing all or part of a woman's clitoris as "gender egalitarian surgery." Washington Free Beacon: Ahmadu told Carlson that she prefers the term "female circumcision" for the practice, during which part or all of a woman's sexual organs are removed for entirely non-medical reasons. She complained that Michigan doctor Jumana Nagarwala was recently arrested for performing a surgery that amounts to "a nick." The New York Times reports that the "nick" Nagarwala performed "was so painful that [the girl] screamed and...(Read Full Post)