The fruits of mass Muslim migration and refugees to America. Diversity is our strength, right? Source: First nonprofit surgical center for female genital mutilation opens in Metro Atlanta – Atlanta Business Chronicle
Johns Creek is the new home for the nation’s first nonprofit center devoted entirely to the surgical and psychological treatment of victims of female genital mutilation.
Dr. T. Wayne Bloodworth, a cosmetic surgeon and gynecologist who trained in Paris, is founder, owner and medical director of The Surgery Center for FGM, which is leasing space at 10680 Medlock Bridge Road, Suite 102. The office includes five exam rooms, a procedure suite, recovery area and waiting room.
“Beyond surgery, these patients need psychological counseling and special care for the trauma they experienced,” said Dr. Bloodworth, who earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia, Masters of Business Administration from Mercer University and completed surgical training at Tulane University, in a news release.
Christine Auyeung, the nonprofit’s executive director, told Atlanta Business Chronicle that there center currently seven employees, including a psychiatrist, surgeon, psychologist and a physician. The group has seen one patient by request, but the center won’t officially start seeing patients until mid-May, Auyeung said.
The World Health Organization estimates there are 500,000 victims of female genital mutilation currently residing in the United States.
“While there are hundreds of great nonprofit advocacy groups working feverishly to get legislation passed against FGM and to raise awareness to this barbaric practice, there were no nonprofit surgical settings available to patients already suffering and who need a specialized procedure,” Bloodworth said. “The most common quote from a patient after having the procedure is ‘I feel whole again.”
CNN published a story last summer about the alarming rise of female genital mutilation in America. More on that here.
It’s a good thing Democrats didn’t have to vote on the center because Democrats have been fighting in favor of FGM and would likely have rejected this center.