(Among some peoples) the action or traditional practice of cutting off the clitoris and sometimes the labia of girls or young women.
More example sentences
- Sometimes called female circumcision, this surgery robs girls of the possibility for sexual satisfaction.
- One traditional practice that has attracted much attention in the last decade is female circumcision.
- Another health issue affecting the Sierra Leonean American population has been the controversy surrounding the practice of female circumcision.
Definition of female circumcision in:
- The British & World English dictionary