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female circumcision

a broad term referring to many forms of female genital cutting, ranging from removal of the clitoral prepuce to the removal of the clitoris, labia minora and parts of the labia majora, and infibulation; done for cultural, not medical, reasons.

female circumcision

n.
Female genital mutilation.
The disfigurement and/or removal of parts of the external female genitalia which is performed in many Central and West African countries and required for tribal identity; female ‘circumcision’ has deeply rooted cultural significance; male circumcision is a symbol of religious and ethnic identity, female circumcision is linked to a woman’s sexuality and her reproductive role in society

fe·male cir·cum·ci·sion

(fē'māl sĭr'kŭm-si'zhŭn)
A broad term referring to many forms of female genital cutting, ranging from removal of the clitoral prepuce to the removal of the clitoris, labia minora, and parts of the labia majora, and of infibulation; done for cultural, not medical, reasons.
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Although previous campaigns against FGM succeeded in reaching a large percentage of the population, especially females, and were equally successful in raising awareness of the harms of circumcision and its negative health and psychological effects, as well as created social dialogue among target groups, however, Abdel Tawab asserted that personal contact has proven to be more effective in changing behaviour to overcome the fear of societal consequences which can result from the abolishment of female circumcision, as well as conflicting views among influential community individuals, such as doctors and religious people.
Epidermoid cyst of the clitoris: an unusual cause of clitoromegaly in a patient without history of female circumcision. J Pediatr Adolescent Gynecol.
Female circumcision is practiced in many regions throughout Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
"Firstly, there needs to be equality between men and women, so we do female circumcisions," Agina continued.
"The amended law can end the crimes of female circumcision which presently reaches around 91 per cent in Egypt," Emad added.
Given that female circumcision is being practiced for generations in the country, Indian law does not take female circumcision as a punishable crime, which is a matter of surprise.
But in India, no such law exists and the Bohras continue to practice FGM known locally as khatna or female circumcision.
A survey was taken in Senegal, prior to Hillary Clinton's visit to the region, to determine how the people of Senegal viewed female circumcision. The survey showed that societies, from an economic standpoint, will act in accordance to what the law states to be appropriate behavior.
CAIRO - An Egyptian appeals court on Monday sentenced a doctor to more than two years in jail for performing a female circumcision that killed a teenage girl, overturning an acquittal.
Summary: Female circumcision, also called female genital mutilation, is widely practiced in 29 countries in Africa and the Middle East.
14th (SUNA) - Vice President of the Republic, Hassabo Mohamed Abdul- Rahman, will address the Saleema (Intact Girl) Forum, scheduled on October 20 at the Friendship Hall, which aims to expedite, build partnerships and to develop a social conduct for prohibiting female circumcision (genital mutilation).
The purpose and importance of female circumcision from society to society, as well as age and do it again and again varied from family to family.