female circumcision


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female circumcision

n.
Female genital mutilation.
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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, also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision, is the ritual cutting or removal of some or all of the external female genitalia.
My petition is about whether we should consider consent for adults in the female circumcision matter," she said.
He, however, stressed that female circumcision could be successfully carried out by licensed medical experts - without any complications.
The Attorney General shall prepare a book to record these crimes as a reference in the investigation of female circumcision incidents.
The lower courts didn't check before deciding on rulings how often female circumcision has been forcibly conducted in Liberia and whether there were any local efforts in the African country to curb the act in question," the Supreme Court said.
With the routine excuse among its proponents who com- pare the practice to male circumcision and prefer the term Female Circumcision, Edna Adan pointedly explains why FGM should not be sugar-coated with some acceptably palatable term, as she says: "FGM is a mutilation.
Female circumcision -- or genital mutilation as it's more properly known -- involves cutting away all or part of a girl's labia and clitoris, and even artificially narrowing the vaginal opening in some cases.
Summary: The draft law punishes anyone involved in female circumcision with jail time up to seven years
FGM, or female circumcision, is usually carried out for religious, cultural or social reasons.
The debate over female circumcision is rather controversial.
The foundation supports civic societies in developing countries, which work to counter female circumcision, abortion and child marriages.
Known as female circumcision, genital cutting, female excision or clitoral mutilation, female genital mutilation (FGM) is an old ritual, which is still practiced in many parts of the world.