Know the facts: what is female genital mutilation (fgm) fgm is a human rights violation, torture and an extreme form of violence and discrimination against girls and women it is most often carried out on girls between infancy and age 15, though adult women are occasionally subjected. Female genital mutilation is classified into 4 major types type 1: often referred to as clitoridectomy , this is the partial or total removal of the clitoris (a small, sensitive and erectile part of the female genitals), and in very rare cases, only the prepuce (the fold of skin surrounding the clitoris.
Female genital mutilation (fgm), also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision, is the ritual cutting or removal of some or all of the external female genitalia the practice is found in africa, asia and the middle east, and within communities from countries in which fgm is common. Female genital mutilation, usually associated with africa, the middle east and south-east asia, is a growing problem in europe despite criticism, the barbaric practice is thriving with more immigrants coming to europe the operation, in which parts of a girl's clitoris and labia are cut off. But one of the most common forms of torture in the modern it's female genital mutilation — sometimes called female circumcision — and it is prevalent across a broad swath of africa and.
An egyptian man is murdered because he had hired an egyptian doctor to perform a female circumcision on the man's niece adas mccoy and ross have to deal with a clash between cultural convictions and the law. Forced circumcision refers to circumcision of males who have not given their consent to the procedure in a biblical context, the term is used especially in relation to paul the apostle and his polemics against the forced circumcision of gentile christians.
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. Female genital mutilation (fgm) comprises all procedures involving partial or total removal of the female external genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons as defined by the world health organisation (who. That's what circumcision is - torture, sexual assault, genital mutilation, unconscionable child abuse, and possibly the worst violation of human rights in history the mother of an only-daughter, i really had no reason to research circumcision i had no idea of the horrors it entailed until recently. Female circumcision, also known as female genital mutilation, is considered by many to be a barbaric form of torture according to the world health organization , more than 200 million girls and women alive today have had the procedure done.
Female genital mutilation should be recognised as a form of torture female genital mutilation should be recognised as a form of torture fgm inflicts immediate and long-term pain and suffering on those who undergo it and is internationally recognised as a human rights violation. Horrific genital mutilation, torture: two life terms posted by contributing editor 2012, the dispensary owner and his female landlord were abducted from their newport beach home about 2:30 a.
Female genital mutilation (fgm) is part of the cultural, religious and social traditions of certain communities around the world in the middle east, south east asia, and particularly in african. Rogers argues that the modes of fascination and excitement that accompany scenes of torture and female circumcision betray the fantasy of a political condition against which the subject of liberal law is imagined this is subjectivity in a state of non-mutilation, non-prohibition or, in a psychoanalytic idiom, non-castration. In australia, the us, england, scotland, italy, france and in egypt there have been repetitive calls to legislate against the practices of female circumcision described as female genital mutilation.
Female circumcision (also known as female genital mutilation, acronym fgm) removes the labia minora and often the clitoris not all forms do male genital mutilation is like having a finger chopped off female genital mutilation ranges from having your finger pricked to having your hand chopped off. Female genital mutilation comprises any procedure made without medical need to remove part or all of the external female genitalia there are no health benefits to fgm it is recognised as a human rights violation internationally.