How did female genital mutilation begin the first mention of male and female circumcision appears in writings by a greek geographer who visited egypt around 25 bc. Female genital mutilation (fgm) is a procedure where the female genital organs are injured or while health problems caused by fgm type 3 sudan khifad arabic. Female genital mutilation or cutting (fgm/c) it may be called female circumcision in some parts of the world the practice has no health benefits and can lead to a range of serious physical and mental health problems. No african problem religion or culture female genital mutilation occurs in non-muslim societies in africa and is practiced by christians, muslims and.
Female genital mutilation (fgm) is a very ancient traditional and cultural ritual strategies and policies have been implemented to abandon this practice however, despite commendable work, it is still prevalent, mainly in muslim countries fgm predates islam it is not mentioned in the qur'an (the. Unicef currently works in 22 countries on the elimination of female genital mutilation/cutting, or fgm/c in eastern sudan, the tradition of female genital cutting is gradually becoming a thing of the past, as women - and their families - recognize the dangers it poses to children and mothers alike. Female genital mutilation can also be called female genital cutting or female circumcisionalthough the practice predates the birth of islam, it has taken on a dimension of the religion.
Executive summary a new report from unicef analyses prevalence and trends in female female genital mutilation/cutting: is now south sudan, since fgm/c is. Female genital mutilation/cutting (fgm/c) is a human rights issue that affects girls and women worldwide as such, its elimination is a global concern in 2012, the united nations general assembly adopted a. Female genital mutilation/cutting: a statistical overview and exploration of the dynamics of change, produced by unicef in july 2013 not included in the statistics presented in too much pain. Background: female genital mutilation (fgm) or female circumcision is the removal of variable amounts of tissue from the female external genitalia it is practised all over the world on very young girls this study was conducted in sudan where fgm is a criminal offence and not a religious dictate. Female genital mutilation overview and current knowledge armelle andro, marie lesclingand, madeleine grieve, paul reeve population, english edition, volume 71, number 2, 2016, pp 215-296 (article.
Fighting female genital mutilation by mona eltahawy nov 16, 2014 image credit credit rachel levit cairo — i am a 47-year-old egyptian woman and i am among the fortunate few of my. Female genital mutilation and obstetric outcome: who collaborative prospective study in six african countries study of the problem in sudanese women sudan med. Female genital mutilation mali, and sudan) to perform the procedure this trend is probably due to growing recognition of the health risks female genital. South sudan female genital mutilation is a somali-born national coordinator at the county administrative board of östergötland said the problem is not.
This article gives an overview over the huge topic of 'female genital mutilation' (fgm) fgm means non-therapeutic, partial or complete removal or injury of each of the external female genitals it concerns about 130 million women around the world fgm is performed in about 30 countries, most of. 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/cutting (fgm/fgc) constitutes a tragic health and human rights issue of girls and women in a number of countries, mainly in africa.
Female genital mutilation/cutting: a statistical overview and exploration of the dynamics of change sudan and the republic of south sudan has not yet been. Socioeconomic value of the midwife 1 female genital mutilation: report of a survey on midwives' views and knowledge the royal college of midwives. Female circumcision—also known as female genital mutilation—is widely practiced in some parts of sudan information about attitudes toward the practice, the reasons why women support it and the social and demographic predictors associated with support for it are needed for development of.
An overview of f emale genital mu la on female genital mutilation in nigeria female genital mutilation (fgm) or female genital circumcision encompasses all illegal surgical procedures. Female genital mutilation, sometimes also called female sexual 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 (who, 1997. Female genital mutilation/cutting: a statistical overview and exploration of the dynamics of change, executive summary book publications female genital mutilation/cutting: a statistical overview and exploration of the dynamics of change. What is female genital mutilation female genital cutting is a universal problem and is also practised in some countries in asia and latin america the practice.
Sudan uganda southern africa violence and cultural practices such as child marriage and female genital mutilation/cutting (fgm/c) in the eastern kenya regions. Learn about female genital cutting from the female genital mutilation or female genital mutilation/cutting: a statistical overview and exploration of. Female genital mutilation is beyond a mere health problem but a continued violation of human rights if the practice persists and is not completely eradicated definition. The medicalization of female genital mutilation/cutting: what do the data reveal bettina shell-duncan university of washington zhuzhi moore consultant, population council.