Female genital mutilation is practiced in at least 26 of the 43 african countries female genital mutilation is also found among ethnic groups female genital mutilation has become an important issue in australia, canada, england, france and the united states due to continuation of the. Female genital mutilation isn't a muslim issue it's a medical issue sign in sign up considered mandatory by the sect to curb the sexual promiscuity of bohra girls, female genital mutilation leaves its victims irrevocably scarred with lurid memories of the experience. Further information: khitan (circumcision) and female genital mutilation in islamic texts the practice is referred to as khafḍ (arabic: خفض) or khifaḍ gruenbaum has emphasized that followers of islam - have at times practised female circumcision and consider their practices sanctioned, or at. Female genital mutilation (fgm) debates about fgm in africa, the middle east & far east those who advocate for fgm from an islamic perspective commonly quote the following hadith to argue reaction by the rest of the world the united nations has supported the right of member states to.
The arrest reignited a discussion on female genital mutilation in the us, including among bohra muslims it also spurred a michigan state lawmaker to muslim supporters of fgm often cite a hadith, or saying of the prophet muhammad, that can be interpreted as allowing cutting, qasim rashid writes. Do you know the difference between male circumcision and female genital mutilation here are some of the key points you need to know. Introduction: female genital mutilation (fgm) is a serious problem occurring very commonly in the developing world and it has serious health implications the purpose of this study was to determine the practice of fgm among the malays living in a rural region of north malaysia methods: the study is a.
The practice of female genital mutilation, also known as female genital cutting or fgm, is defined by the world health organization as any procedure that intentionally alters or causes injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons — and summer is when the practice thrives. Although female genital mutilation in africa has gained much attention in the west, it is practiced funds go to some 80 recipients, individuals and organization alike, in the united states and around sometimes called female circumcision or female genital cutting, fgm is the cutting of the clitoris of. The practice of female circumcision, also known as female genital mutilation, or fgm, is a practice performed predominately in sub-saharan africa this practice, while seemingly horrible to many in the western world, is a part of the culture in the areas affected by its tidal wave of popularity amongst. Female genital mutilation — which supporters call female circumcision — remains a deeply embedded practice in some cultures, where it is the prevalence of female genital mutilation varies significantly both between and within countries in parts of yemen and chad, for example, the rate. Who - female genital mutilation [ 2 ] stated that fgm is the widely used term to express the traditional practices that damage or simply removal of partial or all of the external genitalia of girl and women additionally, [ 3 ] argued that the term fgm is more accurate to describe the results of the.
There was no immediate comment from islamic state which has led an offensive through northern and western iraq i can't give you any more details until we have been on the ground to get information, she said of the directive fgm, the partial or total removal of external female genitalia, is a tradition. Female genital mutilation (fgm) is a term used by many human rights groups and health advocates to emphasize the physical, emotional, and psychological consequences associated with this procedure this term also identifies the practice as a human rights violation because of the violence associated. This re- port, female genital mutilation/cutting: a sta- tistical overview and exploration of the dynamics of change, promotes a better understanding of the practice in several ways it examines the largest ever number of nationally representative sur- veys from all 29 countries where fgm/c is con. Female genital mutilation is not an islamic problem, it's a central african problem, by linking to this politifacts research piece which rated aslan's statement as so the countries in which female genital cutting is a practice are mostly muslim, but they are not exclusively muslim of the 29 countries.
I think female genital mutilation is the accepted term, and it's the term who uses mutilation shows the gravity of the practice you're damaging healthy tissue and altering it in ways that may be permanent, for no medical reason but some people, when working within communities, use the word. There is a widespread view among practitioners of female genital mutilation (fgm) that it is a religious requirement prevalence rates vary according to geography and ethnic group, not religion.
Genital mutilation, also referred to as female circumcision, genital cutting, or excision, is a coming-of-age ritual that signifies a girl's entry into womanhood it is accompanied by public celebrations and is often a source of pride for the girl for some it also carries religious significance. Under the main bill, female genital mutilation would be considered a felony in michigan, punishable by up to 15 years in prison that's a harsher penalty the bills arose out of the case of two doctors and a physician's wife who are facing federal charges for their alleged roles in the genital cuttings of two. Fgmc (female genital mutilation/cutting) is global in scope the state department was quick to dispel the notion that female genital mutilation has anything to do with islam its newly-released video also features fgm survivor and social worker, mariya taher, who claims that to end to fgm, we. Female genital mutilation (fgm) was being carried out secretly, at home, and not at medical institutions and is still being practiced in several our study was the first scientific sociological and legal investigation of the practice of fgm in russia the report provided an analysis of interviews.