female circumcision


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female circumcision

n.
Female genital mutilation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.female circumcision - excision of the clitoris
ablation, cutting out, extirpation, excision - surgical removal of a body part or tissue
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Female genital mutilation is also known as female circumcision around the world as a practice deeply intertwined in historical belief systems based on culture, religion, or both (Rahman and Toubia, 2001).
The Government is making it mandatory for professionals to report FGM, also known as female circumcision, in under-18s.
They spoke to passengers from countries hit by the illegal and potentially deadly procedure, also known as female circumcision.
Summary: Appeals court sentences doctor to more than two years in jail for performing female circumcision that killed teenage girl, overturning acquittal.
Summary: Female circumcision, also called female genital mutilation, is widely practiced in 29 countries in Africa and the Middle East.
According to UNICEF, 91% of women age 15--49 undergo female circumcision inEgypt, where a young woman died recently following this procedure.
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.
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".
Support for female circumcision, mutilation or genital cutting has dramatically dropped among the east African communities in Melbourne with the help of Victorian legislation that outlaws the practice.
Although progress feels slow in some communities, there are signs the tide may be turning against female circumcision in Kenya.
She was campaigning against female circumcision 40 years ago and has visited many foreign brothels to see prostitutes' lives at first-hand.