"An End to FGM in Our Lifetime" Keynote address from Dr. Marci Bowers at the Walk to end FGM in Washington DC on Oct. 31

An End to FGM in Our LifetimeI am incredibly honored to be here as your speaker today. When I say honored, I do so sincerely because I am an outsider, an onlooker, a woman of privilege, a surgeon, an activist, a western educated caucasion woman. And yet you have invited me and I am truly humbled. I uniquely value my own womanhood---because it also came with struggle, if you know anything about my…
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Hope on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM

My Thoughts on FGM From a western upbringing, it is easy to pass judgment on the seemingly inhumane practice of Genital cutting, otherwise known as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The notion of excising the genitalia of young women seems, at first blush, to be cruel by any standard of decency. That a trusted family member would allow and encourage their young daughter to undergo ritualistic…
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Marci, Yael and Lamane

Visit to Burkina Faso

Dr. Bowers  returned recently from Burkina Faso after completing a mission to help restore clitoral function in African  FGM victims. Patients came from as far as Kenya, Senegal, and Sierra Leone to have the surgical procedure completed. Clitoraid, the sponsoring NGO (Non-Government Organization) was to have opened its Hospital Kamkaso in Burkina Faso on March 2, with Dr. Bowers…
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Dr.Bowers restores clitoris for 4 victims of female genital mutilation

On November 29, 2013 Dr. Marci Bowers restored the clitoris of four victims at the San Mateo Surgery Center in California. One of the women came all the way from West Africa to have the surgery. Dr. Bowers donates her time as head surgeon for Clitoraid, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of the brutal tradition of female genital mutilation (FGM). The restoration (of…
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Our Medical Center: Mills-Peninsula Hospital

Dr. Bowers performs her major surgeries now at the new Mills-Peninsula Hospital in Burlingame, California. Opened in May 2011, the interior of the 241-bed facility was designed by Anderson Brulé Architects. In collaboration with its physician membership, Mills-Peninsula worked with doctors and hospital staff to create a calming and welcoming environment for patients and families. Always…
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Stanford University Lecture Series

One Thousand Voices

!!!A Call for Participants in FGM Awareness Project!!!   posted on behalf of Katya and her mother Owanto. Katya is a multi-media journalist based in New York and Owanto, is a French-Gabonese contemporary artist. ———————————————————————- Learn more here: One Thousand Voices One Thousand Voices is an immersive art installation, which addresses the issue of FGM/C. […]

Senator Harry Reid Announces First Ever US Summit to End FGM

Dr. Bowers accepts invitation to participate as an invited speaker to the  ”The End Violence Against Girls: Summit on FGM”. Dr. Bowers has been an advocate for ending FGM globally while working with Dr. Pierre Foldes and Clitoraid since 2007. Dr. Bowers is one of a several surgeons in the world who perform a functional […]