Ii acronyms fgm female genital mutilation moh ministry of health moi ministry of information moe ministry of education nuew national union of eritrean women. Female genital cutting education and networking project www facts and fiction regarding female circumcision/female genital mutilation: a pilot study in new york. Female genital mutilation (fgm) is defined as procedures involving partial or total removal of female genitalia or other injury to female genital organs in somalia, fgm prevalence is about 95.
Reliable evidence about the effect of female genital mutilation (fgm) on obstetric outcome is scarce this study examines the effect of different types of fgm on obstetric outcome it found that women with fgm are significantly more likely than those without fgm to have adverse obstetric outcomes. To study female genital mutilation and its effect on female sexual function, alexandria, egypt 2013 methods a case-control study was conducted on a convenient sample of 272 circumcised women with their 272 control from 4 randomly selected primary health care centers. A survey research to examine the effects of female genital mutilation: a case study of benin city, edo state, nigeria abstract one of the most painful physical and emotional experiences for many women and young girls from developing countries is female genital mutilation. Female genital mutilation in iraq: this is the first empirical study exploring the prevalence of female genital mutilation (fgm)1 in an.
Notably, the drive to include language specifically condemning female genital mutilation in the platform was led by africans against this background of activity and changing emphasis, the plight of fauziya kassindja, a 17-year-old woman from togo, focused public attention in the united states on female circumcision. Female genital mutilation (fgm) is the partial or total removal of external female genitalia for non-medical reasons it's also known as female circumcision or cutting religious, social or cultural reasons are sometimes given for fgm however, fgm is child abuse it's dangerous and a criminal. The study also points out that in the absence of a law, india could become a global hub for fgm, as many countries such as the us and australia have seen arrests and convictions. Research blog by serene chung overview this study investigates the psychological effects of female genital mutilation (fgm) within migrant communities in the united kingdom.
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. 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. But 16 months later a personal event became the subject of an announcement by the crown prosecution service heralding the uk's first prosecution for female genital mutilation (fgm.
The aim of this study is to examine adolescent girls' attitudes toward the continuation of female genital mutilation in association with their demographics in seven different countries in africa. In india, female genital mutilation is not just restricted to bohras, says study the survey says that the custom also exists among certain kerala sunni families. Type ii (commonly referred to as excision) and type iii (commonly referred to as infibulation) are both practiced in senegal type ii is the most common form of female genital mutilation (fgm) or female genital cutting (fgc) certain minority groups practice type ii and type iii they are most.
Female genital mutilation—what it is and why it continues 4 female genital mutilation is a violation of human rights 8 female genital mutilation has harmful consequences 11. Women who have undergone female genital mutilation have a significantly lower sexual quality of life, a new study finds women who have undergone female genital mutilation (fgm) have a.
Female genital mutilation/cutting (fgm/c) refers to all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons according to a recent unicef publication at least 200 million girls and women have experienced. Female genital mutilation refers to the partial or complete removal of the external female genitalia it is typically done between infancy and the age of 15, but adult women may also undergo the. Although female genital mutilation in africa has gained much attention in the west, it is practiced elsewhere in the islamic world among social activists and feminists, combating female genital mutilation (fgm) is an important policy goal sometimes called female circumcision or female genital.