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  • Cultural Approval Of Female Genital Mutilation
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    Female circumcision is a horrifying procedure that can be defined as the removal of the clitoris on the body of a female. The surgery is often accompanied by ceremonies intended to honor and welcome the girls into their communities. It can be observed in parts of Northern Africa and Southern Arabia where many girls undergo ritual surgery involving removal of parts of their external genitalia. About eighty million living women have had this surgery, and an additional four or five million girls un...
  • Infibulation Ethiopia 90 Clitoridectomy Excision
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    Introduction: Worldwide, an estimated 130 million girls and women have undergone female genital mutilation. At least two million women a year are "at risk" of undergoing some form of the procedure. These numbers equal out to approximately 6,000 women at risk per day. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines Female Genital Mutilation as all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs whether for cultural or other n...
  • Practice Female Circumcision
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    Khatin, Tahara Cut, but cut not too much Cut, cut, cut But Not Too, much. Then close it up and let God weld the whole. Then cut again, re weld, and cut again. Allah wishes it Women excised Once Twice Thrice Khatin, Tahara, Khatin. Evelyne Accad Through most of the 1900's a loud uproar has reached the ears of American men. This is the cry of their suppressed women, wives and daughters. Women cry for equal treatment in the workplace, in the home and in every aspect of society that notices a gender...
  • Cultures Support Female Circumcision
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    Female circumcision, better known as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), is an ugly monster finally rearing its head from out of the depths of time. It can attack a girl at any age, with a little prompting from her society, and the aid of an unsuspecting human wielding a knife. Usually, it is performed from a few days after birth to puberty, but in some regions, the torture can be put off until just before marriage or the seventh month of pregnancy (Samad, 52). Women that have gone beyond the prima...
  • Dangerous Type Of Female Mutilation
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    Female Mutilation: Another Way to Control Women More than 20 years ago, a Somali woman named War is D irie had her sex stolen from her in an African ritual. Her story is not as rare as we would like to think. It is estimated that 135 million girls in the world have undergone female mutilation (Out! Magazine). Despite the health and psychological affects on these women, it is still being done in more than 28 African countries. There are several things people do not understand about female mutilat...
  • Website Offers The Basic Information On Fgm
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    The horror of female genital mutilation is a global issue, and it is also one surprising foreign to Americans although an estimated ten thousand girls in the United States are currently at risk of this operation (Sarkis par. 1). This is a cultural practice that is both unethical and incredibly detrimental to its victims besides obviously being in direct violation of basic human rights. In order to attain a broader view of this issue the following will be examined: basic information about this pr...
  • Female Genital Mutilation
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    Alice Walker, Warrior Marks: Female Genital Mutilation and the Sexual Blinding of Women. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1993,373 pp. Female genital mutilation, also known as female circumcision, is a practice that involves the removal of part or all of the female external genitalia. It occurs throughout the world, but most commonly in Africa where they say that it is a tradition and social custom to keep a young girl pure and a married woman faithful. But to some Westerners, the practice is viewed as...
  • Several Different Types Of Female Circumcision
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    Female Genital Mutilation Almost every person around the globe has a different viewpoint of different subjects. One such example is that of female genital mutilation, or otherwise noted as female circumcision. Many groups of people find female genital mutilation to be sacred while another group believes it to be terribly horrendous. Each year millions of women worldwide undergo a procedure often referred to as female circumcision; there are many reasons why a woman would choose to have this be d...
  • Female Genital Mutilation
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    Female Genital Mutilation Female Genital Mutilation is believed to have started in Egypt 2,000 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. Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, and the United States has declared Female Genital Mutilation grounds for seeking asylum and is a punishable offense (1). Many of us never heard of Female Genital Mutilation until the story of Fauziya K...
  • Form Of Female Genital Mutilation
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    Is Female genital mutilation really nesses sary? For one minute I just want you to think you were born a female in an African country. Did you no you are 90% more likely to have had gone through some form of female genital mutilation. Every day, thousands of girls are targeted for mutilation. Like torture, female genital mutilation (FGM) involves the deliberate infliction of severe pain and suffering. Its effects can be life-threatening. Most survivors have to cope with the physical and mental s...
  • Female Genital Mutilation Imagine A Young Girl
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    Female Genital Mutilation Imagine a young girl; the harsh African sun is kissing her bronzed skin. The warm golden sand tickles her petite and tattered feet. The immense gold earrings she wears beats against her slender neck. Her stature is of a queen, yet she walks to an uncertain death. She stands in front of a small hut, or a tent. She glances back and sees the majestic sun that had once kissed her neck now set and somewhat leave her abandoned. She exists alone in front of that diminutive hut...
  • Practice Female Circumcision
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    The lights are dim and the voices quiet. Tension fills the room where Nafisa, a six-year-old Sudanese girl lies on a bed in the corner. Her aunt, 25-year-old Zeinab, watches protectively as her niece undergoes the procedure now known as female genital mutilation (FGM), formerly called female circumcision. In this procedure, performed without anaesthesia, a girl's external sexual organs are partially or totally cut away. Zeinab does not approve. For the past year she has been trying to persuade h...
  • Female Genital Mutilation
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    Female genital mutilation (FGM) is referred to as the removal of part, or all, of the female genitalia. The most severe form is infibulation, otherwise known as pharaonic circumcision. It is estimated that 15% of all Fgm performed in Africa are infibulation. The procedure consists of clitoridectomy (all, or part of, the clitoris is removed), excision (removing all, or part of, the labia minora), and cutting of the labia majora to make raw surfaces, which are stitched together to form a cover ove...
  • Practice Female Genital Mutilation
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    Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a process of removing part, or all female genitalia. There are different types of FGM, such as the removal of clitoris, which is called clitoridectomy and is the most common type of FGM, removal of labia minora and labia majora in order to create a pink surfaces that later will be stitched together in order to create a cover over the vagina. All that remains from regular female genitalia after this surgery is the tiny hole, through which menstrual blood and uri...
  • Practice Of Female Circumcision
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    " A Look Into Female Genital Mutilation"She only loses a little piece of the clitoris, just the part that protrudes. The girl doesn't miss it. She can still feel, after all. There is hardly any pain. Women's pain thresholds are so much higher than men's" (Denniston, 7). This was a direct quote from an interview of people who unquestionably accept sexual mutilations. The interviews were conducted from 1979-1994 in Sudan and from 1984-1995 in parts of the United States and Europe. The exact locati...
  • Three Types Of Female Genital Mutilation
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    Female circumcision, also known as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), is a very dangerous surgery. It is done to girls of any age, from a few days old to right before their wedding. The most common age is three. In most countries where FGM is practiced the clitoris is considered dangerous to the man. At one point they thought that if a penis touched a clitoris, it would shrivel up and fall off. Girls in Africa and parts of Asia are genitally mutilated for family honor, cleanliness, protection agai...
  • Practice Of Female Genital Mutilation
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    Cultural practices and traditions, have led to debates and wars for centuries. Cultural differences have enabled us to learn more about the world and the people around us. In Alice Walkers The Secret of Joy, the practice of female genital mutilation, is being discussed as ethical and cultural relativism at its finest. The idea of female genital mutilation seems barbaric and wrong to western society. With the pain and health problems that are directly inflicted by the practice, there is a reason ...
  • Brutal Practice Of Female Genital Mutilation
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    Female Genital Mutilation Imagine you are a young girl just reaching the beginning stages of puberty, all of sudden you are confronted with an ancient practice that will change your body and life forever. With no questions asked your parents send you to a strange lady without a professional license, she mutilates the genitals of the young girl removing her clitoris and labia minora using nothing but a razor blade. Without any atheistic the young girl experiences some of the most excruciating pai...
  • Most Common Complication Of Female Circumcision
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    Female Genital Mutilation, a Two-Sided Story Two million girls are subjected to female genital mutilation in the name of tradition every year (Win News). That is a large amount of females that undergo this procedure. Just like all stories there are two sides to why people do what they do. To Americans the circumcision of the female genitalia seems to be wrong, cruel, and unjust. On the other hand people in other countries, such as, Mali, Sierra Leone, and Sudan this is considered something that ...

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