female genital mutilation

(redirected from Female genital cutting)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

female genital mutilation:

see circumcisioncircumcision
, operation to remove the foreskin covering the glans of the penis. It dates back to prehistoric times and was widespread throughout the Middle East as a religious rite before it was introduced among the Hebrews.
..... Click the link for more information.
.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Saalinger, "Knowledge of female genital cutting and experience with women who are circumcised: a survey of nurse-midwives in the united states," Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, vol.
Bohras are the only Muslims in India who enforce female genital cutting; it's not a common practice among South Asians or Muslims, and it's not mentioned in the Koran.
Keywords: Human rights, physical integrity, Female Genital Cutting FGC, taboos, African culture
Started with a single signature, Achari's petition now has more than 48 thousand supporters speaking against the practice of female genital cutting in India.
The national legislation on criminal law plays an important role in preventing female genital cutting. This is especially important in the continent with the highest prevalence rates of FGM, i.e.
Nour is the lead author of Female Genital Cutting: Clinical Management of Circumcised Women, published by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Regions of Africa tend to have the highest rate of female genital cutting in the world with approximately 90% of families being affected by this act.
A workshop called "Put the Razor Down,'' with a presentation on female genital cutting and proposed legislation by state Rep.
For various reasons, such as entering adulthood, decreased libido, prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, cleaning, maintaining femininity, gaining consent of his husbands and the reasons for this action as the performers is defined Action of female genital mutilation in scientific circles It is mentioned to as female genital cutting. According to the World Health Organization consists All ways lead to the damage or removal of part or all of the female genitalia for non-medical purposes is cultural or other.
Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female circumcision or female genital cutting, is defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as "all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons".
Sexual harassment, high rates of female genital cutting and a surge in violence after the Arab Spring uprisings have made Egypt the worst country in the Arab world to be a woman, a Thomson Reuters Foundation survey showed late last year.
Female genital cutting is illegal in Victoria, including taking a female infant overseas to undergo genital mutilation.