(Among some peoples) the action or traditional practice of cutting off the clitoris and sometimes the labia of girls or young women.
- 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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