3 edition of Female Circumcision found in the catalog.
by University of Pennsylvania Press
Written in English
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|Number of Pages||296|
Every day, six thousand girls from the Horn of Africa to the sub-Saharan nations are subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM). With little more than fierce determination and deep love /10(K). In The Female Circumcision Controversy, Ellen Gruenbaum points out that Western outrage and Western efforts to stop genital mutilation often provoke a strong backlash from people in the countries where the practice is common. She looks at the validity of Western arguments against the practice.
Female circumcision involving the partial or total excision of the external female genitalia has been practiced for centuries in parts of Africa usually as a rite of passage for young girls into. Jul 01, · Keeping this in mind, Ellen Gruenbaum in her book, The Female Circumcision Controversy, uses the term female circumcision (FC), despite the fact that circumcision for female genitalia trivializes the damage and scale of the practice. For similar reasons, Nahid Toubia and Anika Rahman, editors of Female Genital Mutilation, use FC as well as FGM.
Female circumcision is illegal in several African and European countries and in Canada. As of September , it will be illegal in the United States to circumcise females under the age of 18 (Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Act of H.R. , Feb. 14, ).Cited by: — Female Genital Mutilation, A joint WHO/UNICEF/UNFPA statement, Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is “the partial or total removal of the female external genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for cultural or other non-therapeutic reasons.”1 It is .
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Sep 09, · I had looked at a lot of research regarding female circumcision and was prepared to write paper loaded with righteous indignation over the practice.
But, before I had even finished the introduction, my viewpoint was changing. This book made me look at the practice of female circumcision with a much less biased caskel.com by: Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. Rising Anthills: African and African American Writing on Female Genital Excision, – (Women in Africa and the Diaspora).
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Female "circumcision" in Africa: culture, controversy, and change User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. In their excellent introduction to this collection of essays, the editors (an assistant professor and a graduate student, both from the University of Washington's anthropology department) write that 5/5(2).
In The Female Circumcision Controversy, Ellen Gruenbaum points out that Western outrage and Western efforts to stop genital mutilation often provoke a strong backlash from people in the countries where the practice is common.
She looks at the validity of Western arguments against the caskel.com by: Waris Dirie (Somali: Waris Diiriye) (born ) is a Somali model, author, actress and human rights activist in the fight against Female Genital Mutilation ().From toshe served as a UN special ambassador against female genital cutting.
In she founded her own organization in Vienna (Austria), the Desert Flower caskel.com: (age 53–54), Galkayo, Somalia. BOOKS ABOUT MALE AND FEMALE CIRCUMCISION.
Sexual Mutilations: A Human Tragedy, George C. Denniston and Marilyn Fayre Milos, eds. Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Sexual Mutilations, Lausanne, Switzerland, Plenum, (ISBN: ) Male and Female Circumcision: Medical, Legal, and Ethical Considerations in Pediatric Practice, George C.
Denniston. 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 external female genitalia. The practice is found in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and within communities from countries in which FGM is caskel.com: Africa, Southeast Asia, Middle East, and.
Feb 15, · How supermodel Waris Dirie saved girl from female genital mutilation Published inher first book follows Dirie from her birth into a nomadic family in Somalia – from whom she fled. Every year around the world million boys and 2 million girls have part or all of their external sex organs cut off.
Doctors, parents, and politicians have been misled into thinking that these mutilations are beneficial, necessary and harmless.
International respected experts in the fields. Feb 10, · Circumcision can be a religious ritual, a family tradition or a matter of personal hygiene. Book: Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy; In addition, cervical cancer is less common in the female sexual partners of circumcised men.
The risks of not being circumcised, however, are not only rare, but avoidable with proper care of the penis. So-called female circumcision, in the form of excision of the labia minora and clitoris (clitoridectomy) aimed at destroying sexual sensation, is known in Islam (although it is a cultural, not a religious practice) and in certain societies of Africa, South America, and elsewhere.
Female Circumcision in Africa book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This interdisciplinary volume examines the issue of fema /5(5). Read this book on Questia. Female Circumcision gathers together African activists to examine the issue within its various cultural and historical contexts, the debates on circumcision regarding African refugee and immigrant populations in the U.S.
and the human rights efforts to eradicate the practice. (Book 20, Number ) The following Muslim website, Islam Questions & Answers, writes in response to a question regarding female circumcision: Ibn Qudamah (may Allah have mercy on him) said, in his book al-Mughni: "Circumcision is obligatory for men, and it is an honour for women, but it is not obligatory for them.
Female genital cutting (FGC), the current preferred term in the international community for the practice also known as female circumcision or female genital mutilation, is practiced in countries throughout the Middle East and Africa and in some Muslim societies of Southeast Asia. Female excision, also known as female circumcision, is a euphemism for a variety of genital surgical procedures.
It is a time-honored cultural tradition that has recently come under intense international scrutiny. Practices of genital alteration have existed in recent times in Australia, Asia, Latin America, America, and Europe.
Apr 08, · Why Some Women Choose to Get Circumcised. U.S., a lot of the refugees very quickly realize that the well-being of their girls is not best assured by continuing female circumcision, that it.
Aug 04, · Other procedures – These include all other procedures that may harm the female genitalia. Few examples are incising, cauterizing, scraping, piercing and pricking the genitals.
Common Reasons Behind the Practice of Female Circumcision Female Circumcision Desert Flower – Book By: Waris Dirie Wiki Page. Get this from a library. Female circumcision: the interplay of religion, culture, and gender in Kenya. [Mary Nyangweso] -- "A Kenyan woman theologian examines arguments for and against the controversial practice of female circumcision.
Based on interviews with. A provocative book, clearly written for both general and scholarly audiences."—American EthnologistBolokoli, khifad, tahara, tahoor, qudiin, irua, bondo, kuruna, negekorsigin, and kene-kene are a few of the terms used in local African languages to denote a set of cultural practices collectively known as female circumcision.
Practiced in many.Female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C) means piercing, cutting, removing, or sewing closed all or part of a girl's or woman's external genitals for no medical reason. Researchers estimate more thangirls and women in the U.S. have experienced or are at risk of FGM/C.
1 Worldwide, as many as million girls and women alive today have been cut. 2 FGM/C is often a part of the.Either Way You Choose. The Circumcision Decision is the only unbiased exploration of the important question of whether to circumcise your son or leave his foreskin intact.
With a highly readable approach and reliable information, it guides parents through the full range of issues to help them make a decision that is best for their newborn son.