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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Sultan Choudhury, the chief executive of the bank until April, was also the director of the British affiliate of an international religious institute where some of the speakers and instructors advocated child marriage, female circumcision and death penalty for adultery and apostasy.
The National Committee of the Eradication of FGM has launched an awareness campaign against female circumcision, on the occasion of the National Anti-FGM Day which falls on June 14.
Men can foster positive beliefs and attitudes and raise awareness on the impact of female circumcision. In many communities girls continue to fight for their rights which include fair representation in decision making and overcoming cultural barriers which in most cases reduces their fully participation in governance issues.
The management of Beth-Zion stated that contrary to the belief that traditions like the drawing of tribal marks on faces of children and female circumcision are extinct, many parents still engage in the act behind closed doors.
Accordingly, the Population Council conducted a research to support the abolishment of female circumcision in Egypt, through a study to eliminate the phenomenon of FGM in Egypt, called "No to circumcision: designing and implementing more effective social marketing campaigns to support the abolishment of FGM in Egypt".
The traditional birth attendant could not deliver the baby due to the constricted birth canal - the direct result of the female circumcision Sadia was subjected to when she was 10 years old.
'Infant female circumcision differs from FGM and we have to be very careful in discussing this issue as it involves various aspects, including that of social and culture,' he added.
The patient described in this report had a female circumcision when she was 3 years old.
GMA 7's broadcast journalist Atom Araullo's documentary about female circumcision in Islam hit a raw nerve among Muslims in Mindanao.
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.
Female circumcision (FC) or female genital mutilation (FGM) describes practices that manipulate, alter, or remove the external genital organs in young girls and women [1].
"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.