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Response to ‘WHO classification of FGM omission and failure to recognise some women's vulnerability to cosmetic vaginal surgery’
  1. Lucy Cox
  1. Saxonbrook Medical, Crawley, UK;

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Many thanks to Hermione Lovel for her letter1 commending my personal view article on the vulva.2 I welcome the discussion as a way to further explore and emphasise this important topic. I want to respond to the points raised by Dr Lovel in turn.

I agree wholeheartedly with Dr Lovel that using international terminology is helpful in describing female genital mutilation (FGM), which is why I used, and …

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