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Originally posted by silQ
O GOD! Y WOULD U WANT IT DONE ANYWAY?!?!?!?! I shiver just thinking about it! JESUS CHRIST! AND HOW WOULD GUYS GET IT PIERCED?!?!?!?!?!?! *cringes*
"The effects of genital mutilation can lead to death. At the time the mutilation is carried out, pain, shock, haemorrhage and damage to the organs surrounding the clitoris and labia can occur. Afterwards urine may be retained and serious infection develop. Use of the same instrument on several girls without sterilization can cause the spread of HIV.
More commonly, the chronic infections, intermittent bleeding, abscesses and small benign tumours of the nerve which can result from clitoridectomy and excision cause discomfort and extreme pain. "
[Edited on 29-4-2004 by astrocreep]
Amendment sponsor Rep. Bill Heath, R-Bremen, was slack-jawed when told after the vote that some adults seek the piercings.
"What? I've never seen such a thing," Heath said. "I, uh, I wouldn't approve of anyone doing it. I don't think that's an appropriate thing to be doing."
Originally posted by baked
If it's a health care issue, why werent other piercings and male piercings outlawed? Like someone else said, It's probably that his daughter got one and it pissed him off, so he made a crusade out of it. Why not tatoos? There is a risk of infection from a dirty needle?
From my experience of living in Georgia and dealing with all the bible belt (holier than thou) hyprocrites, this does not suprise me in the least
[Edited on 1-5-2004 by baked]