MSF Dilemma # 3: Re-Infibulation

This is the third of the dilemmas considered here. To allow childbirth, it is necessary to surgically open an infibulation.  After delivery, women (and their husbands) ask for restoration of the infibulation (re-infibulation), which involves re-suturing. MSF opposes re-infibulation and works to ensure that it is not undertaken in its delivery facilities.  Although MSF opposes this practice, […]

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The Anti-Abortion Appropriation of Consent

By far the biggest response that this blog has had came when I had a bit of a rant about Nadine Dorries a couple of weeks ago.  I’m back on her case today; she’s the gift that keeps on giving. This video* provides footage of her speech to the Commons on Tuesday night; there’s a transcript available […]

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