Thursday, April 27, 2017

Henry Ford Hospital fires alleged female genital mutilation doctor

The overall theme of the Hippocratic Oath is "First do no harm."

A Detroit area doctor is accused of doing that.

From ABC Detroit:
A Henry Ford Hospital emergency room doctor who was charged with performing female genital mutilation on young girls has been fired, the hospital announced on Thursday.

Jumana Nagarwala, 44, of Northville Michigan is accused of performing female genital mutilation on underage girls.

According to a criminal complaint, Nagarwala performed the procedure on girls ages six to eight years old at a medical clinic in Livonia.

Some of the children were brought from out of state for the illegal procedure. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is considered the complete removal or partial removal of the clitoris, known as a clitoridectomy. FGM is internationally recognized as a violation of the human rights of women and girls.
It's important for me to mention again that this first prosecution of a female genital mutilation case occurred during the Donald J. Trump administration.

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