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. These interventions have led to more open community discussion about fgc and greater opposition to the practice it is the first and only african health practice in the united states that focuses on issues regarding female genital cutting (1997) female genital mutilation: an issue on the doorstep of the american medical community. Female genital mutilation, cultural values and ethics kluge, eh journal of obstetrics and gynecology 16, 2 71-77 summary this paper explores the ethical implications of female genital mutilation.
Female genital mutilation (fgm) survivor jaha dukureh, un representative nafissatou diop and shelby quast from equality now joined guardian readers for a discussion about fgm • sign the change. Female genital mutilation background to fgm beliefs and issues complications of fgm fgm in new zealand faq resources beliefs and issues sexuality the position of women and marriage traditional myths and beliefs the role of men the most dishonourable experience for a man is the sexual impropriety of a female member of the. Readers debate the merits and ethics of male circumcision in light of a recent atlantic interview about female genital mutilation the question is not whether or not circumcision should be allowed. I don't know if you ever read about female genital mutilation in africa, but that is what i had to think of, when you said, women deserve it i don't know what women did wrong to deserve anything like that.
At a recent conference where i spoke about female genital mutilation/cutting (fgm/c), a colleague asked about the issue of reinfibulation this comes up often. Mapping the lack of public initiative against female genital mutilation in denmark female genital mutilation (fgm) is a harmful practice prevalent in 35 countries, mainly in africa, as well as in some middle eastern countries and a few asian countries. Female genital mutilation—what it is and why it continues 4 female genital mutilation is a violation of human rights 8 female genital mutilation has harmful consequences 11.
A discussion of the legal aspects of female genital mutilation the purpose of this paper is to examine the position of the nurse/midwife in the united kingdom when involved with the care of a woman or female child who has suffered genital mutilation, which is an illegal practice in this country and most other areas of the world. The huge global scale of female genital mutilation has been revealed in disturbing new statistics, which show at least 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone ritual cutting, half. Notably, the drive to include language specifically condemning female genital mutilation in the platform was led by africans against this background of activity and changing emphasis, the plight of fauziya kassindja, a 17-year-old woman from togo, focused public attention in the united states on female circumcision.
The issue seems to be a flaw in local legislation, which the court suggests be corrected: for completeness, if the intention of the legislature when enacting s 45 of the crimes act was to encompass all forms of female genital mutilation, then in our opinion, legislative amendment is necessary in order expressly to incorporate the fourth. Female genital mutilation (fgm) is the collective name given to a number of cultural practices that involve the partial or total cutting of female genitals fgm can be performed as early as infancy and as late as age thirty. Female genital mutilation (fgm), a critical global health issue, has garnered international attention because of the political ramifications of eradication efforts and because of its role in the subjugation of women’s rights. Female genital mutilation is a classic example of a practice that is proscribed in some cultures, but permitted in others the historian herodotus described the contrasting practices of two cultures towards their dead.
Although female genital mutilation in africa has gained much attention in the west, it is practiced elsewhere in the islamic world among social activists and feminists, combating female genital mutilation (fgm) is an important policy goal sometimes called female circumcision or female genital. A road sign protesting female genital mutilation near kapchorwa, uganda — us immigration and customs enforcement graphic shows the percentage of girls and women, ages 15 to 49, who have. Female genital mutilation is only viewed as much worse than male genital mutilation because its less common really its like an arm cut off vs a leg cut off, not an arm and a finger permalink.