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Unformatted text preview: While logic would dictate that the highest survival rates occur at the hospital and lowest rates at home, in a poor country with poor hospital facilities, does this make a difference? 4) Shell-Duncan Reading: This article goes into all the details about why female circumcision should not be performed due to the risks of severe infection, infertility, and death if not done in a proper facility by a trained physician. But why do females get circumcised in the first place besides being tradition? Is there a medical reason to receive this treatment? Male circumcision, which is a safe, medicalized practice, is usually done for hygiene and preventing infections, as well as tradition....
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