(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.
- She writes that her patients have endured both major and minor long-term complications from female genital cutting.
- Some practitioners believe female genital mutilation will prevent sex before marriage and promiscuity afterwards.
- In November, the UN General Assembly passed its first resolution condemning female genital mutilation.
Definition of female genital mutilation in:
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