(also female genital cutting)
Definition of female genital mutilation in English:
The practice, traditional in some cultures, of partially or totally removing the external genitalia of girls and young women for nonmedical reasons. It is illegal in many countries.
- In November, the UN General Assembly passed its first resolution condemning female genital mutilation.
- The World Health Organization estimates that about 140 million girls and women have undergone female genital mutilation.
- Egypt outlawed female genital mutilation after a 12-year-old died in 2007.
Definition of female genital mutilation in:
- British & World English dictionary
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