Female Genital Cutting (FGC): An Introduction ~ Marianne Sarkis As you are reading this article, there are between eight and ten million women and girls in the Middle East and in Africa who are at risk of undergoing one form or another of genital cutting. In the United States it is estimated that about ten thousand girls are at risk of this practice. FGC in a variety of its forms is practiced in Middle Eastern countries (the two Yemens, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan, Syria, and Southern Algeria).
SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY DISSERTATION COMMUNITY BASED FEMALE GENITAL CUTTING (FGC) INTERVENTION IN THE UK: USING YOUTH AS AGENTS OF SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION WITHIN ASYLUM & IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES IN THE LONDON BOROUGHS OF BRENT, HARROW & WESTMINSTER Written by Susan Mensah Roehampton University Department for Business and Social Sciences 80 Roehampton Lane London SW15 5SL 2008 1 STATEMENT OF PERMISSION TO USE Whilst researching this paper, utmost precaution was taken to safeguard the rights and wellbeing
hinted many similarities in intersex surgeries and female genital cutting. Furthermore, the authors implied that the intersex surgeries are medically unnecessary, but needed to be acceptable into “societal expectation by prevent psychological trauma, embarrassment, and emotional discomfort” from both patient and their parents (Ehrenreich, 2005, p.13). On the other hands, anti-FGC activists, and Western feminism has attacked the “African genital cutting as primitive, irrational, harmful, and deserving
Female genital mutilation (FGM) also called female genital cutting (FGC) affects 2 -3 million girls a year. It involves partial to or total removal of the female genitals for non-medical reasons. This procedure occurs in many countries but is most often performed in Africa and India as a religious ritual. Some countries believe it is a rite of passage that prepares girls for marriage and adulthood. This ritual has been traced as far back as the 17th century, but most documented cases were first
An Analysis Of Female Genital Mutilation “More than 125 million girls and women” today are living with altered bodies as a result of female genital mutilation. With twenty-nine countries still actively participating in the practice of female genital mutilation, it is no wonder that the number of living females that have been cut is so staggeringly high (World Health Organization, 2014). Unfortunately for these women they are the victims of cruel and unethical cultural and religious practices
procedure by which the cutting and mutilating girl’s genitals. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) also called Female Circumcision is the defined as “all procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs by partial or complete removal for non-medical reasons,” (World Health Organization.) FGM has been done for a long time and is deeply embedded in many cultures. This practice thrives because women themselves believe that going through female genital mutilation increases their
In the western civilization when we prepare for womanhood or marriage, the words female circumcision and female mutilation are not heard of. Some people have never even heard of a practice of female circumcision, female genital mutilation, or female genital cutting. Let’s start with the definition of Female Genital Cutting; is the partial or total cutting away of the female external female genitalia (Guttmacher, 1997). It has been practiced for centuries in Africa, Egypt and Sudan just to name
There's Hope Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female circumcision, is defined by the World Health Organization as "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." FGM is typically carried out on girls from a few days old to puberty. It may take place in a hospital, but is usually performed, without anesthesia, by a traditional circumciser using a knife, razor, or scissors.
A Cutting Tradition Originally published on January 20, 2008 in the New York Times by Sara Corbett, A Cutting Tradition describes how young females are brought into an empties-out classroom where desks are put together and covered with sheets and pillows are placed on top to serve as a makeshift bed. The girl is placed on there and small pieces of her genitals are cut off. The reasons that this is done is to stabilize her libido as well as to make her more appealing to her
Female circumcision is also known, more accurately, as female genital mutilation and female genital cutting (FGC.) There are three forms of FGC. The first is a clitoridectomy, the cutting and/or removal of the hood of the clitoris and all or part of the clitoris. The second is an excision which removes the clitoris, the hood, and the labia minor (the inner folds of the vulva that is responsible for producing lubrication.) The infibulation is the third and most radical which also removes everything