The mistreatment of young girls and women in general in parts of the world, in the name of tradition. Female circumcision is illegal in several african and european countries and in canada as of september 1997, it will be illegal in the united states to circumcise females under the age of 18 (prohibition of female genital mutilation act of 1995. In a female circumcision, only the hood of the clitoris may be removed, but usually the entire clitoris is removed, and the outer and inner vulva are removed too, leaving too small a hole, a huge number of stitches, and much pain and medical complications during recovery and even the rest of the female's life, especially during childbirth. 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.
Female genital mutilation, female circumcision one interpretation of this passage is that the woman was going to proceed with the circumcision anyway muhammad suggested that she remove a smaller amount of her genitalia than she had perhaps intended to. Female circumcision is a taboo subject the immediate reaction to its mention is to evoke revulsion it's bad, it's vile, it's abusive, it's barbaric, it's an oppression of women. Female circumcision changes how women perceive sex and intercourse they believe that the removal of the clitoris is the only way to control a woman's sexuality it is also considered a way to ensure that a woman will stay virgin before marriage. Globally, 200 million women have undergone female genital mutilation one photographer is exposing it by making portraits of affected women's vaginas.
In addition, cervical cancer is less common in the female sexual partners of circumcised men the risks of not being circumcised, however, are not only rare, but avoidable with proper care of the penis. Female genital mutilation/cutting (fgm/c) is an invasive and painful surgical procedure that is often performed without anesthetic by persons without medical training on girls before puberty various sources estimate that from about 60 to 140 million women in the world have had their genitals mutilated or cut. Female circumcision, the partial or total cutting away of the external female genitalia, has been practiced for centuries in parts of africa, generally as one element of a rite of passage preparing young girls for womanhood and marriage. 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. Getting a more accurate estimate of women who have undergone female genital mutilation in the united states is a key step in stopping the practice by liriel higa may 22, 2015.
Female genital cutting (fgc), also called female genital mutilation (fgm), female circumcision, excision, clitoridectomy, or infibulation, ritual surgical procedure that is traditional in some societies. During a circumcision, the foreskin is freed from the head of the penis, protection against penile cancer and a reduced risk of cervical cancer in female sex partners. Fgm is illegal in nigeria but one facebook user posted graphic pictures showing children being circumcised and asked parents to bring their children for the procedure at his home. Male circumcision is the removal of the foreskin from the human penis in the most common procedure, the foreskin is opened, adhesions are removed, and the foreskin is separated from the glans. Female genital mutilation involves cutting off the clitoris and external genitalia, then stitching the vagina largely practised in parts of africa and the middle east, this ritual is presumably done to lessen a woman's sexual urge we have gathered some images from an event that took place in.
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. 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. 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.
Unfpa does not encourage use of the term female circumcision because the health implications of male and female circumcision are very different the term female genital mutilation is used by a wide range of women's health and human rights organizations. Female genital mutilation (fgm), female genital cutting or circumcision is the ritual removal of external female genitalia unicef estimated in 2016 that 200 million women had undergone the.
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 and cutting is a violation of the basic rights of women and girls, said carol bellamy, executive director of the un's children's agency (unicef), on february 7 2005. For us in the muslim world female circumcision is, above all else, obedience to islam, which means acting in accordance with the fitrah and following the sunnah which encourages it we all know the dimensions of islam, and that everything in it must be good in all aspects, including health aspects.