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(720 ILCS 5/12-34)
Female genital mutilation.
(a) Except as otherwise permitted in subsection (b), whoever knowingly
circumcises, excises, or infibulates, in whole or in part, the labia majora,
labia minora, or clitoris of another commits female genital
mutilation. Consent to the procedure by a minor on whom it is performed or by
the minor's parent or guardian is not a defense to a violation of this Section.
(a-5) A parent, guardian, or other person having physical custody or control of a child who knowingly facilitates or permits the circumcision, excision, or infibulation, in whole or in part, of the labia majora, labia minora, or clitoris of the child commits female genital mutilation.
(b) A surgical procedure is not a violation of subsection (a) if the
procedure is performed by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches and:
(1) is necessary to the health of the person on whom
(2) is performed on a person who is in labor or who
has just given birth and is performed for medical purposes connected with that labor or birth.
(c) Sentence. Female genital mutilation as described in subsection (a) is a Class X felony. Female genital mutilation as described in subsection (a-5) is a Class 1 felony.
(Source: P.A. 101-285, eff. 1-1-20