Introcision | definition of introcision by Medical dictionary
Splitting of the perineum to create a common anal-vaginal opening, thus facilitating insertive intercourse in young girls; a severe form of female genital mutilation.
See also: female circumcision
[intro- + L. caedo, to cut]
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6) Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) covers a range of procedures, which are also referred to as female circumcision, ablation and introcision
15] While introcision
and subincision certainly pose health risks, they differ considerably from the types of procedures found in many African and some Asian societies that are the topic of this paper.