See: Global strategy to stop health-care providers from performing genital mutilation (WHO, 2010); available in English.
The European Parliament resolution of 24 March 2009 on combating female genital mutilation in the EU (2008/2071(INI)), Para 25:
Urges firm rejection of pricking of the clitoris and medicalisation in any form, which are being proposed as a halfway house between circumcision and respect for traditions serving to define identity and which would merely lead to the practice of FGM being justified and accepted on EU territory; reiterates the absolute and strong condemnation of FGM, as there is no reason—social, economic, ethnic, health-related or other—that could justify it.
In addition, both Burkina Faso and Senegal increase penalties for medical professionals who practice FGM.
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