female genital mutilation

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female genital mutilation

infibulation or other mutilation of the whole or any part of a girl's labia majora, labia minora or clitoris. It is a criminal offence and it is an offence for a person in the UK to facilitate the same conduct overseas. It is not a defence to plead that the operation was required as a matter of custom or ritual.
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The scholar, who maintained that female circumcision is not only a health issue but also a socio-cultural and religious practice, said despite the controversies surrounding abortion, it has been legitimised in some parts of the world and accommodated under the public health policy in order to prevent quackery and avoidable complications.
If we stopped doing female circumcisions, we would need strong men, and we don't have men of this type in Egypt.
Cairo: The Egyptian government on Sunday approved a draft law toughening penalty against female circumcision, better known as female genital mutilation (FGM).
The Inter African Committee against Harmful Traditions Practices (IAC) which was formulated in Dakar, Senegal 1984 brought to the public attention harmful effects of female circumcision and was successful to attract the public attention to the negative consequences of the operation.
AmplifyChange enables women to understand and fight for their rights concerning child marriages, abortion, female circumcision and violence against women, states Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kristian Jensen.
Given that female circumcision is being practiced for generations in the country, Indian law does not take female circumcision as a punishable crime, which is a matter of surprise.
The new law says a person who engages in female circumcision could face up to three years in prison or a fine of 50,000 dalasi (PS851).
Sometimes called female circumcision, FGM refers to procedures including the partial or the total removal of external female genital organs for non-medical reasons, often without anaesthesia.
Female genital mutilation is also known as female circumcision around the world as a practice deeply intertwined in historical belief systems based on culture, religion, or both (Rahman and Toubia, 2001).
The Government is making it mandatory for professionals to report FGM, also known as female circumcision, in under-18s.
They spoke to passengers from countries hit by the illegal and potentially deadly procedure, also known as female circumcision.
Summary: Appeals court sentences doctor to more than two years in jail for performing female circumcision that killed teenage girl, overturning acquittal.