Female genital mutilation/cutting (fgm/c) refers to all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons according to a recent unicef publication at least 200 million girls and women have experienced . The practice of female “circumcision,” or traditional female genital surgery, is simultaneously complex and controversial although some consider it a human rights infringement, others view it as an integral part of cultures in which it remained unchallenged for centuries with more than 30,000 . Female genital mutilation (fgm) is a procedure where the female genitals are deliberately cut, injured or changed, but where there's no medical reason for this to be done it's also known as female circumcision or cutting, and by other terms such as sunna, gudniin, halalays, tahur, megrez and . Somalia will prosecute a female genital mutilation (fgm) case for the first time in the country after a 10-year-old girl died from the procedure last week.
A special series of impactful stories exploring female genital mutilation and circumcision issues in canada and around the world read more at thestarcom. A free collection of articles about female genital cutting published in the new york times. The number of women and girls at risk for female genital mutilation (fgm) in the united states has more than doubled in the past 10 years, according to new figures released on friday the data .
Faq what is female genital mutilation what are the consequences of fgm why is fgm performed how many women and girls are affected by fgm how long has fgm been practiced. The above dashboard shows fgm prevalence in the 17 countries where the unfpa-unicef joint programme on female genital mutilation operates. Jaha dukureh, who is leading the campaign to end female genital mutilation in the us, and the head of the joint unfpa/unicef project to end fgm nafissatou d. Two sisters have died in somalia from complications that arose after undergoing female genital mutilation, according to hawa aden mohamed, who campaigns against the procedure.
Female genital mutilation (fgm) is the cutting, or partial or total removal, of the external female genitalia for cultural, religious, or other non-medical reasons it is usually performed on girls between the ages of four and 10 it is also called female circumcision fgm results in the cutting or . Female genital mutilation comprises all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons female genital mutilation of any type has been recognized as a harmful practise and is a violation of human . I recently had a conversation that challenged what i thought i knew about the controversial ritual known as “female genital cutting,” or, more commonly, female genital mutilation fgc, as it .
Mu i a ion (myū-ti-lā'shŭn), disfigurement or injury by removal or destruction of any conspicuous or essential part of the body [l mutilatio, fr mutilo, pp -atus . Procedures used for partial or complete removal of the external female genitalia for non-medical reasons fall under the category of female genital mutilation (fgm), also known as female circumcision or female genital cutting the procedures offer no health benefits and often lead to several . Female genital mutilation (fgm) (also known as female genital cutting or female circumcision) is a cultural practice affecting more than 125 million women and girls around the world, in which . Fgm/c refers to cutting and other procedures that injure female genital organs for non-medical reasons. What is female genital mutilation in parts of asia, africa and the middle east, millions of girls have been subjected to a painful rite of passage.
Get female genital mutilation pictures and royalty-free images from istock find high-quality stock photos that you won't find anywhere else. Female genital mutilation (fgm) is cutting off part or all of the female genitals that are outside of the body fgm is also called female genital cutting and female circumcision. Media in category female genital mutilation the following 95 files are in this category, out of 95 total.
Available for pre-order this item will be released on september 25, 2018. Female genital mutilation or female genital cutting is a violation of girls' and women's human rights we must work together to end fgm. Female genital mutilation/cutting: a global concern unicef’s data work on fgm/c support for data collection data analysis and dissemination unicef supports the collection of nationally representative data on. Rubulice public health reports / march–april 2016 / volume 131 1 female genital mutilation/cutting in the united states: updated estimates of.