appropriate medical nomenclature for FC is "clitoridotomy" or
cause harm, a clitoridotomy is, in fact, beneficial.
is that if, as the two authors argue, FC clitoridotomy, not
At least one form of FGR (removal of just the prepuce or the sheath covering the clitoris, also known as clitoridotomy or hoodectomy) is equivalent to male circumcision.
& HEALTH 85, 92-94 (2012) [hereinafter "Circumcision" or "Mutilation"?]; GRUENBAUM, The Female Circumcision Controversy, supra note 1, at 2 (describing clitoridotomy as least severe type of FGR); Gruenbaum, Sexuality Issues, supra note 1, at 122 (affirming "removal of just the prepuce" as among forms of FGR practiced in Sudan).
Excepting clitoridotomy, the specific forms of FGR defended as within the realm of parental right to consider for their children are milder and less risk laden than male circumcision.