(also female genital cutting)
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.
More example sentences
- 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:
- The British & World English dictionary