Female genital mutilation (fgm) or (fgc) is practised in 30 countries in western, eastern, and north-eastern africa, in parts of the middle east and asia, and within some immigrant communities in europe, north america and australia. This is the home page for the national organization of circumcision information resource centers, an ngo in roster status with the united nations nocirc provides information about male and female circumcision. The united nations and the world health organization have called for abolishing female genital mutilation no religion or cultural arguments can justify it. Iceland's parliament is debating a measure that would ban male circumcision usa today country's ban on female genital mutilation had no equivalent. What is female genital mutilation or fgm fgm stands for female genital mutilation how does fgm affect women and girls fgm has no proven health benefits. 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. Do men and women prefer circumcised or uncircumcised penises anonymous men and women tell-all in this q&a about sex and circumcision.
We agree with dr toubia (sept 15 issue) 1 that female circumcision can cause lasting complications the issue, however, is very complex this traditional practice is as diverse as the people who practice it the author states that there is no evidence that the clitoral prepuce is ever excised. A community group in dar es salaam, tanzania, is working to stop the practice of female genital mutilation -- a profitable yet dangerous tradition -- by empowering citizens to earn money through other means, gayle tzemach lemmon says. A free collection of articles about female genital cutting published in the new york times. 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. On the 'benefits' of female circumcision as clarion's factsheet on female genital mutilation notes: fgm serves no medical purposes for its victims. Although female genital mutilation in africa has gained much attention in the west, it is practiced elsewhere in the islamic world among social.
(to be clear, we're talking about male circumcision female circumcision gets a hard no from all respectable experts) in part that's because in this country, and other developed countries, there isn't any clear benefit to circumcise or not to circumcise men. All girls have the right to grow into the women they were born to be protecting australian girls from female genital mutilation and empowering survivors. How is (fe)male circumcision trivialized (both in the same manner, of course) circumcision has no negative effects as (the government) claims and today (of female circumcision.
Edit this page religious views on female genital mutilation there is a widespread view among practitioners of female genital mutilation (fgm) that it is a religious requirement, although there is no unequivocal link between the practice and religion. In defense of female circumcision panel presents seven facts filed under: medicine/science, below the waist, circumcision, women's health e-mail twitter we'd like commonhealth to be your go-to source for news, conversation and smart analysis your hosts are carey goldberg. Procedures used for partial or complete removal of the external female genitalia for non-medical reasons fall under the category of female genital mutilation (fgm), also known as female circumcision or female genital cutting the procedures offer no health benefits and often lead to several.
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 often performed without anesthetic under septic conditions by lay practitioners with little or no knowledge. Female general mutilation is on the rise in the us, experts say so why hasn't there been a single prosecution since it was made illegal in 1996.
It's a common misconception that there are tangible health benefits to male circumcision, but the truth is no medical be compared to female genital mutilation. Review opinions on the online debate female circumcision. Who fact sheet on female genital mutilation provides key facts and information on procedures the procedure has no health benefits for girls and women.
Continued what are the benefits of circumcision there is some evidence that circumcision has health benefits, including: a decreased risk of urinary tract infections a reduced risk of some sexually transmitted diseases in men protection against penile cancer and a reduced risk of cervical cancer in female sex partners. The first mention of male and female circumcision appears in writings by a greek geographer who visited egypt around 25 bc. However, the response to female circumcision (no matter what type) is often starkly different to the male in the western world the reasons for this prevalent bias and prejudice against males are several folds but primarily that of 'cultural acceptance. 'this practice should be stopped': teen girls decry painful illegal 'circumcision' the un estimates more than 200 million girls and women around the world suffer the consequences of female genital mutilation. Don't compare male circumcision with fgm the common practice of cutting a boy's foreskin for religious reasons bears no relation to the abominable act of fgm, writes simon hochhauser. Female circumcision, also known as female genital cutting and female genital mutilation is the ritual removal of some or all of the external female genitalia by a lay person who is not a medical professional and does not perform the procedure for medical purposes.
Female circumcision (also known as female genital mutilation) is usually performed for cultural and social reasons by family members and others who are not members of the medical profession, with no anesthesia. Female genital cutting (fgc), sometimes called female circumcision or female genital mutilation, means piercing, cutting, removing, or sewing closed all or part of a girl's or woman's external genitals for no medical reason. 45528: medical benefits of female circumcision could you explain me what is the medical benefit of girl's circumcision published date: 2005-09-23 praise be to allaah female circumcision has not been prescribed for no reason.