Female genital mutilation in the West: traditional circumcision versus genital cosmetic surgery.

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This article intends to present the Scandinavian legislation on female genital mutilation and explore the implications of the laws. Juxtaposing trends of plastic genital surgery in the West with claims that female circumcision may be a practice generally abandoned in Scandinavia, we highlight the double morality inherent in current public discussions. Finally, we pose the question: Is the legal principle of equality before the law regarded when it comes to alterations of the female genitals?

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  • Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)611-613
JournalActa Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
Volume83
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Obstetrics and Gynaecology (013242700), Social Anthropology (012013002), Pediatrics/Urology/Gynecology/Endocrinology (013240400)

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