S.2501 - Federal Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Act of 1994103rd Congress (1993-1994)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Reid, Harry [D-NV] (Introduced 10/05/1994)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||10/05/1994 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.|
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Summary: S.2501 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (10/05/1994)
Federal Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Act of 1994 - Amends the Federal criminal code to prohibit and set penalties for knowingly circumcising, excising, or infibulating any part of the labia majora, labia minora, or clitoris of a female (female circumcision) under age 18, except where: (1) necessary to the health of the person when performed by a licensed medical practitioner; or (2) performed on a person in labor or who has just given birth for connected medical purposes by a licensed medical practitioner, midwife, or person in training.
Sets penalties for knowingly denying medical care or services or otherwise discriminating in the provision of medical care or services to, any person because that person has: (1) undergone female circumcision; or (2) requested that female circumcision be performed on any person.
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to ensure that the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Women's Health and the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health collaborate in: (1) compiling data on the number of females living in the United States, including, specifically, the number of girls under age 18, who have been subjected to female genital mutilation (mutilation); (2) identifying communities in the United States that practice mutilation; (3) designing and carrying out outreach activities to educate individuals in the communities on the physical and psychological health effects of such practice; and (4) developing recommendations for dissemination to students of medical and osteopathic schools regarding mutilation and its complications.