genital mutilation


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The destruction or removal of a portion or the entire external genitalia, which may occur in the context of a crime of passion or as part of a cultural rite

genital mutilation

The destruction or removal of a portion or the entire external genitalia, which may occur in the context of a crime of passion or as part of a cultural rite. See Bobbittize, Cutter, Female circumcision, Self-mutilation.
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Female genital mutilation has been illegal in the UK since 1985, with the law being strengthened in 2003 to prevent girls traveling from the UK and undergoing FGM abroad.
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a deeply abhorrent practice and a fundamental violation of the human rights of women and girls.
Jumana Nagarwala and her codefendants to dismiss the genital mutilation charges, claiming the law they are being prosecuted under is unconstitutional.
Speaking on the motive for the sensitisation, the founder of the initiative, Olasunkanmi Oso, revealed that the organisation took the step in seeing to the actualization of the sustainable development goals targeted at 2030, adding that he saw the move as appropriate, beneficial and timely to educate the female students on the myth behind the barbaric act of female genital mutilation while exposing them to some of the hazards and effects of the act as well as teaching them to be advocates against the act since they fall within the vulnerable groups.
Female genital mutilation is rooted in gender inequalities and power imbalances, and it sustains them by limiting opportunities for girls and women to realise their rights and full potential.
Female genital mutilation is a global public health concern, affecting at least an estimated 200 million girls and women.
They also argue that they didn't practice genital mutilation, but rather engaged in a benign religious ritual that involves only a scraping of the genitals.
Post genital mutilation giant clitoral epidermoid inclusion cyst in Benin City, Nigeria.
The doctors found that the victim 'had no indications whatsoever of genital mutilation,' however, she revealed signs of physical abuse and post traumatic stress disorder.
"Doctors said that upon examination, the victim had no indications whatsoever of genital mutilation," Ver said.
It is seen in some girls The charity has revealed that female genital mutilation (FGM) is continuing to take place at an alarming rate in parts of the world, with 60 million girls at risk of genital violation across developing countries.
It is seen as in some girls undergone The charity has revealed that female genital mutilation (FGM) is continuing to take place at an alarming rate in parts of the world, with 60 million girls at risk of genital violation across developing countries.