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female circumcision Syllabification: fe·male cir·cum·ci·sion
Pronunciation: /ˈfēˌmāl ˌsərkəmˈsiZHən/

Definition of female circumcision in English:


(Among some peoples) the action or traditional practice of cutting off the clitoris and sometimes the labia of girls or young women.
Example sentences
  • They are now trained in various aspects of female health, and go from village to village educating women about the harmful effects of female circumcision.
  • The painful and often deadly practice of female circumcision affects millions of women.
  • Sometimes called female circumcision, this surgery robs girls of the possibility for sexual satisfaction.
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