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. Germany female genital mutilation: number of affected women rising in germany women's rights organization terre des femmes estimates that 65,000 women affected by female genital mutilation (fgm. The physical scars and adhesions that develop after genital mutilation can remain in the body for a lifetime, serving as painful reminders of an abusive procedure. Female genital mutilation/cutting: a global concern unicef’s data work on fgm/c support for data collection data analysis and dissemination unicef supports the collection of nationally representative data on. 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.
The last thing any man wants to read or hear about in the news is the de-penisification of another man many agree that not even the devil himself should have to go through such pain some of the following might have deserved what they got, while others definitely did not—but we cannot deny that. Find genital mutilation latest news, videos & pictures on genital mutilation and see latest updates, news, information from ndtvcom explore more on genital mutilation. The charges brought against two us doctors for alleged female genital mutilation brought renewed attention to the ritual we interview a world health organization specialist to learn more. Find the perfect female genital mutilation stock photos and editorial news pictures from getty images download premium images you can't get anywhere else.
Media in category female genital mutilation the following 82 files are in this category, out of 82 total. Female genital mutilation (fgm) 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 health-care providers play an important role in the treatment and care of the 200 million girls and. Types of female genital mutilation there are many different types of female genital mutilation the world health organization (who) has created four basic categories of fgm, called types 1-iv type i in type i fgm, part or all of the clitoris is cut off the clitoris is the female organ that makes sex feel good for women without it, a woman usually cannot have an orgasm.
The destruction or removal of a portion or the entire external genitalia, which may occur in the context of a crime of passion or as part of a cultural rite see bobbittize, cutter, female circumcision, self-mutilation. For the same reasons that male genital mutilation is performed let me quote brian d earp: it is often said that fgm is designed to ‘control’ female sexuality, whereas male genital cutting is less symbolically problematic. Fgm is practiced in 27 african countries but also in the middle east, some asian countries and, as a result of migration, in many host countries around the globe 6 in most of the countries, the majority of girls were cut before age 5.
Some 200 million women and girls across 30 countries have been affected by female genital mutilation (fgm) but how do survivors live with the pain of peeing, periods and childbirth the first. A free collection of articles about female genital cutting published in the new york times. Between 100 million and 140 million women and girls are thought to be living with the consequences of female genital mutilation, according to the world health organisation fgm is defined by the. What does fgm stand for fgm stands for female genital mutilation, which consists of the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia it is also known by other names including.
In 2012 the united nations passed a resolution to ban female genital mutilation (fgm) - a practice that puts millions of girls a year at risk of serious physical and psychological problems. 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. 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. This feature is not available right now please try again later.
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 (who. Female genital mutilation involves the removal of the clitoris, inner-and-outer lips of the vagina, and the sewing or stapling together of the two sides of the vulva leaving only a small hole to. What is female genital mutilation in parts of asia, africa and the middle east, millions of girls have been subjected to a painful rite of passage.