Thursday, August 13, 2009

Female genital cutting raises childbirth risks

"In the new study, doctors at the University of Berne, in Switzerland, followed 122 pregnant women with a history of genital mutilation who received prenatal care at their medical center. They compared their childbirth outcomes with 110 other women the same age who delivered at the hospital."

The rather strange part was that

"A small number of women wanted to have the vaginal opening re-stitched after giving birth -- a request they were denied because it is medically inadvisable, as well as illegal in Switzerland, the researchers note."

http://in.reuters.com/article/health/idINTRE57B5JC20090812

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