The Europe News website reports today (May 21, 2012) that the Mayo Clinic has fired one of its doctors for advocating female genital mutilation.
Dr. Hatem Elhagaly -- a Muslim pediatrician -- was dismissed from the top-notch clinic for promoting a practice that is illegal in America but, in his words, "honors Islam."
The barbaric practice has no health benefits to women. Yet, female genital mutilation is performed on some 3 million girls -- mostly in Africa -- every year.
Mutilation of female genitals can cause severe bleeding, urinary problems, painful menstruation, cysts, complications in childbirth, sterility, and death.