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infibulate

(ĭn-fĭb′yə-lāt′)
tr.v. infibu·lated, infibu·lating, infibu·lates
To close off or obstruct the genitals of, especially by sewing together the labia majora in females or fastening the prepuce in males, so as to prevent sexual intercourse.

in·fib′u·la′tion n.
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Section 1(1) of the FGM Act specifies that it is an offense to excise, infibulate, or otherwise mutilate the labia majora, labia minora, or clitoris.
Except as provided in subsection (la), whoever 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 attained the age of 18 years shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.
Specifically, in the federal legislation passed in October 1996 Congress declared that: "Except as provided in subsection (b), whoever 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 attained the age of 18 years shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both."[44]
"69A (I) Whoever excises, infibulates or otherwise mutilates the whole or any part of the labia minora, labia majora and the clitoris of another person commits an offence and shall be guilty of a second degree felony and liable on conviction to imprisonment of not less than three years." (5)
Congress called for penalties to anyone who "knowingly circumcises, excises, or infibulates the whole or any part the labia majora or labia minor or clitoris of another person who has not attained the age of 18 years." The legislation creates an exception: A surgical operation is not a violation of this section if the operation is (1) 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 (2) performed on a person in labor or who has just given birth and is performed for medical purposes connected with that labor or birth.