FGM is unequivocally different and far more horrific than male circumcision. To begin with circumcision occurs shortly after birth when the patient would not recall the procedure. Circumcision does have medical basis and does not detract from a male’s pleasure during sex. FGM occurs when a female would remember the procedure, has no medical basis, and greatly detracts from a female’s sexual pleasure. These two procedures could not be more different. FGM has been practiced for centuries as a way of controlling a woman’s body and her sexual experience. These doctors should be in jail along with the parents for endangerment and abuse of a minor. This should be illegal in every state without question.