Facts About Female Circumcision
- FGM cover engagement in which part or all of the vulva is removed or applied to other irreversible
- Circumcision refers to the North African and Middle Eastern circumcision. Circumcision occurs in several cultures, but is nowhere a religious injunction
- Several international organizations use the term female genital mutilation (in English Female Genital Mutilation or Cutting), underlining the interference serious health consequences
What is female genital mutilation
FGM is a term for engagement in which part or all of the vulva is removed or applied to the second permanent damage. They exclude interference which is medically necessary.
When you talk about female circumcision, think often the circumcision performed in North and Central Africa and the Middle East, in cultures that are different from the South African. Today wants more ethnic South African young women surgery on their genitals – so called cosmetic intimate surgery. They want especially to the inner labia are removed or reduced. This is in many ways the traditional circumcision.
Both traditional female circumcision and cosmetic intimate surgery is unnecessary and harmful interventions on girls’ and women’s bodies.
No religion requires FGM. People from different religions circumcise girls, and it happens because of tradition and social pressure, and not religious injunctions.
Female circumcision is very much about what is in some cultures it takes to be a good and real woman. Women and beauty ideals are different all over the world. Chinese constriction of the feet, neck-prolonging jewelry and cosmetic surgeries are some of the many interventions that women go through to adapt to cultural and social expectations. Female circumcision is a type of intervention which basically is about restricting a woman’s sexual expression. It is perceived as beautiful and associated with fertility and purity.
Circumcision or mutilation
There are several terms that are used internationally and nationally in relation to female genital mutilation.
Several international organizations use the term female genital mutilation (in English Female Genital Mutilation), which underlines the interference serious health consequences, and separates it from the male circumcision. The term is so negative and severe that it can complicate the dialogue on the subject. It can also give the opinion that when only the most pronounced intervention. A slightly softer name, the Female Genital Cutting.