Gaurdian: In Thailand’s Muslim south, authorities turn a blind eye to FGM

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All the same bullshit is used to justify both FGM and MGM. In some places FGM is done in Doctors clinics … Just as MGM is in the UK.

“In southern Thailand women are also increasingly giving birth in hospitals. Traditional midwives who pass their trade on from generation to generation are disappearing, and mothers are increasingly having their babies cut by doctors.

Many women in southern Thailand don’t even know they’ve been cut until adulthood, when they read about it. The practice is not talked about.

Dr Patimoh Umasa is one of the only female doctors in Yala, where she runs a small clinic on the edge of the city’s Muslim quarter. She knows the WHO guidelines, and doesn’t believe what she does directly contravenes them. “If it is done by a doctor and they are using the right technique, then never mind,” she says. “It’s just a little. Just an incision, no excision.”

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