Medicalization of FGC in Africa --and in the United States?. Wednesday, November 8, 2000. Please remember…. To pick up your reading guide on the Navajo at the end of class To hand in your third segment paper on Monday. Also please remember. Power Point presentations are on the Website
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Wednesday, November 8, 2000
Parents said they would get girls cut by one of 3 local midwives; or would return for operation to Somalia
Operation would help process of eradication: older versus younger women: operation becoming less invasiveThe two justifications
Harborview invoked clause 2: “[An exception is given when ] the operation is necessary to the health of the person on whom it is performed”
Attorney General invoked clause 3: “In applying this exception, no account shall be taken of the effect of any belief that the operation is required as a matter of custom or ritual.”Response, counter-response