Attention HATE RACISTS Commentators, your ignorance is grossly irresponsible! America for most of the 19th and 20th centuries, Physicians performed surgeries of varying invasiveness to treat a number of diagnoses. Including hysteria, depression, nymphomania and frigidity. FGM in the United states allowed these practices to continue until the end of the 20th century with some procedures covered by Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance until 1977. With the passage of the federal law the FGM Act in 1996 , performing FGM on anyone under 18 was charged with a felony in the United states until a Far-Right federal district judge Bernard Friedman in Michigan argued the federal government did not have the authority to enact legislation outside the "Interstate commerce ". As part of his ruling, Friedman ordered charges dropped against 8 people who had mutilated the genitals of 9 girls. 32 U.s. states has laws that prohibit FGM, 18 states still allows FGM. Oh and for the record, FGM is NOT nor does it have any likeness to Gender Reassignment. Educate your damn selves, you are hurting people!!!