6 edition of Female Genital Mutilation in Africa found in the catalog.
June 18, 2003
by Xulon Press
Written in English
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The law against female circumcision, the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Act, is just such law, as illustrated by a story published in the Daily Nation of December 8. The story carried the headline “Villagers ignore the law and go on girl circumcision frenzy”. Elizabeth B. Yerkes, Richard C. Rink, in Pediatric Urology, Female Genital Cutting. Female genital cutting (FGC), the current preferred term in the international community for the practice also known as female circumcision or female genital mutilation, is practiced in countries throughout the Middle East and Africa and in some Muslim societies of Southeast Asia.
This chapter begins with a consideration of the vitiated forms of the almajiri discipleship system and the persistence of female genital mutilation (FGM) in parts of Africa today, including the. The study also found that the rate of FGM decreased significantly in that age group in West Africa from percent in to percent in .
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is one of the great human rights violations of our time. The latest estimates say that least million women and girls 1 around the world have had parts of their genitals cut off, usually without their consent. Even at age eleven, Danielle stands up to this injustice by speaking out against FGM at the United Nations and working with the King of Saudi Arabia to. Female genital mutilation is an horrific act, agreed by all the major global humanitarian and legal organisations, and by many nations, to be a gross violation of human is a grim manifestation, along with ‘honour’ killings, breast ironing, beading (sanctioned child rape by young warriors) and other harmful traditional practices inflicted on women and girls, of patriarchy incarnate.
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Female genital mutilation (FGM) occurs in many parts of the world, especially in Africa. It is a cultural practice thought to have been established centuries ago, though its origins appear to have been lost in the past.
International efforts to eliminate it also have a long history/5. Female genital mutilation: multiple-case studies of Lee, Kyung Sun, "Female genital mutilation: multiple-case studies of communication strategies against a taboo practice" ().
This thesis examined female genital mutilation (FGM) in Africa and the globalAuthor: Kyung Sun Lee. Female genital mutilation is classified into 4 major types. Female Genital Mutilation in Africa book Type 1: Often referred to as clitoridectomy, this is the partial or total removal of the clitoris (a small, sensitive and erectile part of the female genitals), and in very rare cases, only the prepuce (the fold of skin surrounding the clitoris).
Type 2: Often referred to as excision, this is the partial or total removal of the. Female genital mutilation (FGM) refers to “all procedures involving partial or total removal of the female external genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.” FGM is a violation of girls’ and women’s human rights.
While the exact number of girls and women worldwide who have undergone FGM remains unknown, at least million girls and women have. The United States is committed to ending female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C).
If you believe you are at risk of FGM/C, know of someone at risk of FGM/C, have questions about FGM/C, or have undergone FGM/C and need help or further information, please contact the number below.
Female genital mutilation/cutting in Africa Article (PDF Available) in Translational Andrology and Urology 6(2) April with 2, Reads How we measure 'reads'.
Female genital mutilation (FGM) occurs in many parts of the world, especially in Africa. It is a cultural practice thought to have been established centuries ago, though its origins appear to have been lost in the past. International efforts to eliminate it also have a long history.
As early as the 17th century, Christian missionaries and colonial administrations in Africa attempted to prevent. A year-old asylum seeker tells how a Somalian supermodel inspired her to speak out against the female genital mutilation she was subjected to as a.
The book opens with a description of female circumcision/female genital mutilation, its history and its consequences for health. The authors look at the reasons used to justify it--control of women’s sexuality, tradition, interpretation of religious dictates--and present a history of the movement working to combat it.
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is the partial or complete removal of the external female genitals for cultural rather than medical or religious reasons―its origin is unknown. Practitioners believe the procedure enhances the girl’s health, hygiene, chastity, fertility and marriage prospects―the truth is it obliterates sexual pleasure 5/5(4).
Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is “the partial or total removal of the female external genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for cultural or other non-therapeutic reasons.”1 It is estimated that more than million girls and women alive today have undergone FGM/C, primarily in Africa and, to a lesser extent, in.
Female Genital Mutilation and the Influence of Traditional Cultural Practices Against Women: Experience From Ibibio, Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria: /ch Female circumcision is central to African traditional religion and entails transgression of fundamental rights.
However, the rationale for female circumcision. Finaba’s (or later known as ‘Fina’ by her adopted family) life revolves around her interrupted FGM (female genital mutilation)/ initiation process in her village. In the novel, the deadly practice of FGM is a coming-of-age event where a girl finally becomes a woman and ‘belongs’ to the people of the village.
Twenty-two of the 28 African countries in which Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is practiced have adopted legislations prohibiting it. In Ghana and Benin, for example, FGM has been prohibited and. Female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C) means piercing, cutting, removing, or sewing closed all or part of a girl's or woman's external genitals for no medical reason.
Researchers estimate more thangirls and women in the U.S. have experienced or are at risk of FGM/C. 1 Worldwide, as many as million girls and women alive today have been cut. 2 FGM/C is often a part of the.
Female Genital Mutilation. Female genital cutting (FGC) is the collective name given to traditional practices involving the partial or total cutting away of, or other injury to, female external genitalia, whether for cultural or other non-therapeutic reasons.
From: Scully's Medical Problems in Dentistry (Seventh Edition), Related terms. Female Genital Mutilation: What It Does To A Woman: Goats and Soda The charges brought against two U.S. doctors for alleged female genital mutilation brought renewed attention to. female genital mutilation Download female genital mutilation or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format.
Click Download or Read Online button to get female genital mutilation book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. This book discusses the definition and types of FGM and explores the common justifications for the practice, along with the incidence in Africa, global laws, legal issues, rights and religion.
Ethical considerations are examined, as are progress and the role of culture. Personal interviews help to expand and enrich the discussion. The book concludes with thoughts on the movement from tradition. My second book, Female Mutilation: The truth behind the horrifying global practice of female genital mutilation (New Holland Publishers, ), contains narrative ‘stories’ (case studies) from about seventy people across five continents who have experienced FGM, either as survivors and/or as campaigners and activists against this harmful.
The results revealed that while only 24% of girls aged 10 to 14 have experienced some form of genital mutilation, 76% of women between 25 and 35 have undergone the procedure in the region.In Djibouti, in the Horn of Africa, an estimated 98% of girls and women have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM), a procedure that usually involves cutting off the clitoris and some of the.Female Genital MutilationFemale Genital Mutilation is believed to have started in Egypt 2, years ago and spread from there.
Only a few years ago, FGM was considered a cultural tradition, but now the United Nations has labeled it as a violation of human rights.