The supreme court of india the supreme court monday referred a petition seeking a ban on female genital mutilation of minor girls, allegedly prevalent among the dawoodi bohras, to a five-judge constitution bench. Facts about female genital mutilation or cutting \(fgm/c\), includiing a comprehensive definition and explanation of the different types of fgm/c, the countries in which it is performed, the reasons for the procedure, and its immediate and long-term affec\ ts on girls' and womens' health. Female genital mutilation, shortened to fgm in most medical texts, is collective name given to several different traditional practices that involve the cutting of female genitals fgm is a common cultural practice in many parts of the world, especially africa and asia that was established. Fgm is the deliberate mutilation of female genitalia this is often the removal or cutting of the labia and clitoris the world health organization describes fgm as any procedure that injures the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.
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 khitan, among others. This fact sheet has been updated to include the most current and commonly used terms for female genital cutting (fgc) we are updating the title of this fact sheet and the way we refer to fgc by using the term female genital mutilation or cutting (fgm/c. The world health organization said female genital mutilation comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. Female genital mutilation (fgm) or clitoridectomy is an islamic tradition, rampant in the muslim world hadiths have muhammad justifying it over 96% of the women in egypt have been clitoridectomized.
Countries that have banned female genital mutilation should allow less invasive practices such as small surgical nicks to girls' genitalia as a compromise, two us gynecologists said on monday. The girl-power exuberance faded, however, when it came time for the most delicate issue of the day: female genital mutilation, or fgm, an ancient ritual the united nations defines as the partial or total removal of external female genitalia for nonmedical reasons. Female genital mutilation, also known as female circumcision, is the cutting or removal of the clitoris and/or the labia, as a way of eliminating a girl's sexual desire and pleasure, to guarantee. Female genital mutilation/cutting (fgm/c), involving partial or total removal of the external genitals of girls and women for religious, cultural, or other nonmedical reasons, has devastating immediate and long-term health and social effects, especially related to childbirth.
Female genital mutilation or cutting (fgm/c) is the act of either partially or totally removing the external female genitalia or causing injury to the female genital organs for non-medical. 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. Female genital mutilation should be banned please cast your vote after you've read the arguments you can also add to the debate by leaving a comment at the end of the page. Female genital mutilation (fgm), sometimes called female circumcision or female genital cutting, is a global problem and a controversial issue yet there are a lot of misconceptions surrounding the topic — here's the truth about some of those fgm myths. Female genital mutilation removes all possibility of sexual pleasure it is the worst kind of misogyny procedures can cause severe bleeding and problems urinating, and later cysts, infections, as well as complications in childbirth and increased risk of newborn deaths.
Senate bill 337 establishes female genital mutilation as a crime, while sb 338 spells out the sentencing guidelines if this bill makes it into law, fgm would be a 15 year felony , as opposed to the 5 year sentence handed down by the federal government. Let's be clear: fgm (female genital mutilation) is illegal in the united states that fact did not stop drs humana nagarwala, fakhruddin attar, and his wife farida attar, from allegedly. Female genital mutilation 724 words | 3 pages female genital mutilation (fgm), otherwise known as female circumcision, is a traumatic procedure performed on women and young girls, primarily in eastern parts of the world. Female genital mutilation (fgm), also known as female genital cutting (fgc), is practised in 30 countries in western, eastern, and north-eastern africa, in parts of the middle east and asia, and within some immigrant communities in europe, north america and australia. Should act, female genital mutilation must be abolished emmanuel ajibulu the basic question of whether a practice is harmful or necessary is often hotly debated debates that sometimes rely on simplistic divisions between western and local medical values.
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 what is fgm/c. Legislation on female genital mutilation in the united states female genital mutilation (fgm), has increasingly been the subject of legislative activity both in african countries in which it has traditionally been practiced and in nations where african immigrants have settled as have other legislatures around the world, the us. New delhi: shashi tharoor mp said that the custom of female genital mutilation (fgm) should be banned through legislation the custom should be declared as a crime the ministry of women and child.
In support of the african group's effort, the ban fgm coalition has launched an appeal to the united nations for a resolution that explicitly bans female genital mutilation worldwide, and calling on all states to adopt and implement legislation to ban female genital mutilation and to take all necessary legislative, political and operational. The key doctor figure in detroit's female genital mutilation case wants two more charges dropped and, she wants to use the internet feds say no way. In mali, 76% of girls up to the age of 14 have undergone female genital cutting, compared to 83% of 15 to 49-year-olds - suggesting a declining trend however, the practice has not yet officially been outlawed by the government. Prevention of female genital mutilation must be paramount systematic identification of girls at risk, and implementation of child protection orders, could save girls from a lifetime of suffering.
Marie, a victim of female genital mutilation, sits for a portrait with her face hidden to protect her identity at sanctuary for families in new york, on march 18, 2014.