Offenses Against Persons

ORS 163.207
Female genital mutilation


(1)

A person commits the crime of female genital mutilation if the person:

(a)

Knowingly circumcises, excises or infibulates the whole or any part of the labia majora, labia minora or clitoris of a child; or

(b)

Is the parent, guardian or other person legally responsible for the care or custody of a child and knowingly allows the circumcision, excision or infibulation of the whole or any part of the child’s labia majora, labia minora or clitoris.

(2)

Female genital mutilation is a Class B felony.

(3)

(a) A person who circumcises, excises or infibulates the whole or any part of a child’s labia majora, labia minora or clitoris does not violate subsection (1) of this section if:

(A)

The person is a physician, licensed to practice in this state; and

(B)

The surgery is medically necessary for the physical well-being of the child.

(b)

In determining medical necessity for purposes of paragraph (a)(B) of this subsection, a person may not consider the effect on the child of the child’s belief that the surgery is required as a matter of custom or ritual. [1999 c.737 §1]
Note: 163.207 (Female genital mutilation) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 163 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
Chapter 163

Law Review Citations

51 OLR 427-637 (1972)


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