From yesterday’s Ottawa Citizen, (Tuesday April 15, 2014, P.#A4) here:
Controversial surgery performed in Canada
Vaginal ‘mutilation’ banned in Britain, but allowed here
Giselle Portenier Ottawa Citizen
(Please note: the online version’s title no longer contains the words “controversial” or “mutilation” because, I guess, to those liberals, it isn’t)!
Canadian doctors performing vaginal surgery banned in Britain
Dr. Beverley Chalmers of the University of Ottawa believes that Canadian doctors should not be permitted to perform any form of genital mutilation that is not clinically necessary.
A doctor in Britain faces up to 14 years in prison under that country’s Female Mutilation Act for allegedly performing an operation that is condoned in Canada by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists as part of a “culturally competent” approach to medical care.
In the first-ever prosecution under the British law, Dr. Dhanuson Dharmasena of London’s Whittington Hospital has been accused of leading the operation while Hasan Mohamed is charged with aiding and abetting him. They are to appear in a London court on Tuesday.
The procedure involved is known as reinfibulation, in which the vagina of a woman previously subjected to infibulation, the most serious form of female genital mutilation (FGM), is sewn up again after she has given birth, leaving a smaller opening.
The United Nations estimates there are 125 million survivors of female genital mutilation worldwide, including around 80,000 in Canada. FGM is done because it’s thought to purify the girl and prevent promiscuity.
According to Dr. Gamal Serour, past president of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics, reinfibulation is itself a form of FGM that violates human rights, ethical principles of justice and the medical code of ethics.
He described reinfibulation as “heartbreaking … there are no benefits whatsoever for it. On the contrary, it is associated with immediate risks, delayed risks, and long-term risks.”
SO, WHILE EVEN MALE MUSLIM DOCTORS ARE AGAINST IT, THESE MASOCHISTIC IMMORALLY RELATIVIST GUILTY WHITE FEMINIST LEFT-WING GYNECOLOGISTS ARE NOT!
These risks include difficulties while urinating and menstruating and severe pain during sexual intercourse, as well as increased maternal and child mortality, Serour said.
And yet it’s happening in Canada.
Dr. Margaret Burnett, an ob/gyn in Winnipeg, says that when women who have been the victim of infibulation have babies, their labia often have to be cut open for the baby to come out. After, she says, requests for reinfibulation are relatively common. That’s because it is considered normal for women who come from countries where FGM is widely done, mostly Africa and the Middle East.
“It’s my impression that we do get many requests for this and almost all of them come from the husbands,” Burnett says. “They want their wives closed again.”
THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO DO THIS THERE ARE MUSLIMS.
ISLAM IS ONLY A CRIME-SYNDICATE, IT’S NOT A “DIVERSELY-OPPOSITE EQUAL ETHNIC CULTURE!”
In Canada, the ob/gyn society’s new guidelines, issued last November, suggest doctors explain the dangers of reinfibulation to patients, and that requests for the procedure “should be declined.”
That’s a softening from a policy statement issued 20 months earlier, which stipulated that requests for the operation “must be declined.”
Burnett, chair of the society’s social sexual committee that helped draw up the guidelines, says the approach was softened to be more culturally accepting. The change was made after speaking to immigrant women who have been through FGM.
WHAT ABOUT CANNIBALISM, FRAUDLEIN “DOCTOR” MARGARET BURNETT? SHOULD WE HELP SERVE UP THEIR MEALS, IN ORDER TO SHOW OUR ‘CULTURAL SENSITIVITIES’ TO THAT SORT OF ETHNIC CULTURAL (indoctrination) PRACTICE, TOO? YOU SHOULD BE JAILED!
If a couple “is very insistent and really are going to be very very devastated if it (reinfibulation) can’t be done,” then the guidelines allow “for that decision to be made between the doctor and the patient,” she says.
Burnett says she herself has performed reinfibulations under these circumstances, but only if she is convinced the woman agrees. THE ‘ETHNIC’ ISLAMIC ‘CULTURE’ INDOCTRINATES ALL MUSLIM WOMEN INTO BELIEVING THEY ARE THE MENTALLY AND MORALLY INFERIOR SEXUAL PROPERTY OF THEIR MEN, FROM BIRTH! SO UNDER SUCH COERCED ‘CULTURAL’ DURESS, VOLUNTARY CONSENT CAN NEVER BE ASSUMED!
Dr. Beverley Chalmers, adjunct professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Ottawa, believes that caregivers in Canada should not be permitted to perform any form of genital mutilation that is not clinically necessary.
“To hide behind ‘cultural accommodation’ to permit the practice of FGM, or any other practice that is unquestionably harmful, is a craven distortion of political correctness … (and) is simply moral cowardice,” she says.
NO BEV, IT’S EVIL! “MORAL COWARDICE” WOULD ONLY BE LOOKING THE OTHER WAY AS SOMEONE ELSE DID IT!
Kowser Omer-Hashi, a Somali-Canadian who wrote a book with Chalmers about Somali women’s birthing experiences in Canada, is shocked that Canadian society appears to tacitly allow reinfibulations. She remembers being mutilated — her clitoris cut and infibulated — as a child.
SO EVEN THE MUSLIM DOCTORS ARE SHOCKED AT THE CRIMES THE WHITE LIBERAL’S GUILT DRIVES THEM TO COMMIT!
“I will never forget when I first had to pee,” she says. “The pain is indescribable.”
As a 14-year-old midwife looking after women during childbirth, she herself reinfibulated women in her native Somaliland, before realizing how damaging the whole procedure was after she arrived in Canada. Her view is that anyone performing this operation is “forgetting their Hippocratic oath of ‘do no harm.’”
What they are doing may also be illegal.
The British Female Mutilation Act, under which Dharmasena and Mohamed have been charged, states that it is an offence to “excise,” “infibulate,” or “mutilate” any part of a girl’s labia.
Similar legislation and wording exists in Canada under the aggravated assault section of the Criminal Code, but so far no one has been prosecuted under that section.
“Everyone is expected to respect Canadian values and abide by Canadian laws,” said Alexis Pavlich, spokeswoman for Immigration Minister Chris Alexander. “We are committed to pursuing the full strength of the law against those who violate them.”
THEN I FULLY EXPECT “DOCTOR” MARGARET BURNETT TO BE ARRESTED, SINCE SHE HAS CONFESSED TO THESE CRIMES IN PUBLIC!
In Britain, with a large influx of immigrants from the countries affected, the issue of FGM has gained huge momentum in the last year. Victims are speaking out, help lines have been set up, hospitals are being required to record cases in a centralized database and the prime minister is hosting a summit on the issue this summer.
Canada, too, is experiencing a wave of immigrants from Africa and the Middle East — 29,000 women became permanent residents of Canada in 2011 alone — and many of them will have undergone FGM before they came.
Chalmers says much more needs to be done to raise awareness of this issue, including preparation of immigrants prior to coming to Canada, explaining the laws against FGM and its health consequences.
There should also be information about and treatment of FGM made available for doctors, midwives and nurses during their training, and education for school teachers who may encounter teenaged victims of FGM, she believes.
Similar “FGM is Fun!” nonsense noted from America and Sweden all of a sudden (is this a pre-planned muslim political campaign push?!) from here: