New York Penal - Article 130 - § 130.85 Female Genital Mutilation

  § 130.85 Female genital mutilation.
    1. A person is guilty of female genital mutilation when:
    (a)  a person knowingly circumcises, excises, or infibulates the whole
  or any part of the labia majora or labia minora or clitoris  of  another
  person who has not reached eighteen years of age; or
    (b)  being  a parent, guardian or other person legally responsible and
  charged with the care or custody of a child  less  than  eighteen  years
  old,  he  or  she  knowingly  consents  to the circumcision, excision or
  infibulation of whole or part of such  child's  labia  majora  or  labia
  minora or clitoris.
    2.  Such circumcision, excision, or infibulation is not a violation of
  this section if such act is:
    (a) necessary to the health of the person on whom it is performed, and
  is performed by a person licensed in the place of its performance  as  a
  medical practitioner; or
    (b)  performed on a person in labor or who has just given birth and is
  performed for medical purposes connected with that labor or birth  by  a
  person  licensed in the place it is performed as a medical practitioner,
  midwife, or person in training to become such a practitioner or midwife.
    3. For the purposes of  paragraph  (a)  of  subdivision  two  of  this
  section,  no  account shall be taken of the effect on the person on whom
  such procedure is to be performed of any belief on the part of  that  or
  any  other  person that such procedure is required as a matter of custom
  or ritual.
    Female genital mutilation is a class E felony.
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