(Abstracted from Am J Obstet Gynecol 2017;217:62.e1–62.e6)
Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) for nonmedical reasons is a cultural practice that has been going on for centuries and affected hundreds of millions of women, primarily in Africa and the Middle East. Female genital mutilation/cutting is medically classified into 4 types by the extent of the procedure.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (A.A.R., N.S., S.A., H.A.); Knowledge Center, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, and Department of Community Medicine, The University of Tromso, Norway (R.C.B.); and Department of Psychiatry, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (F.A.)