370. Women

370.999 Female Genital Mutilation


The Colorado Medical Society (CMS) condemns the practice of female genital mutilation, as defined by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology as a medically inappropriate procedure that has no scientific basis. The CMS considers it a form of physical abuse subject to the same criminal sanctions and reporting requirements as any other type of physical abuse.
(Late RES-12, IM 1998; Reaffirmed, BOD-1, AM 2014)