It is reasonable to protect Alberta women and girls from Female Genital Mutilation. Will this principle be applied to those promoting bottom surgery in females under 18-years-old, who "feel" that they are a man in a women's body? Should this also be applied to top surgery in females under 18-years-old, still working out gender and sexuality issues and not yet being a consenting adult? FGM is wrong, but genital mutilation in teenagers for other reasons is not? We need to be ethically consistent. No mutilation until one is a consenting adult following informed consent. And then, should the general public be funding this as being medically necessary? Or is it a cosmetic choice that is not entirely without significant complications much like FGM, that is clearly medically inappropriate.

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