Circumcision

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Synonyms for Circumcision

the act of circumcising performed on males eight days after birth as a Jewish and Muslim religious rite

the act of circumcising

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It is high time to eliminate female genital mutilation from the face of the earth forever.
The truth is that female genital mutilation is harmful to girls and women, to their communities and to the nation.
While infibulation and reinfibulation (usually after giving birth) are forms of female genital mutilation and therefore illegal, an opposite intervention to female genitals, called defibulation, is legal and may be necessary.
Implementation of the International and Regional Human Rights Framework for the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation, New York November 2014.
Patients were recorded between September 2014 and March this year as either first being identified as having undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) or still being actively treated following the illegal treatment.
Female genital mutilation has been illegal in the UK since 1985 but is considered to be a growing problem across the country.
Section 1 defines female genital mutilation using the well-known World Health Organization definition.
Female genital mutilation affects all ages and classes of women.
MORE than 140 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM), DISY deputy and General Rapporteur on Children for the Council of Europe Stella Kyriakidou, said in an announcement on Friday to mark the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation.
and Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, issued the following statement on the International Day against Female Genital Mutilation, 6 February: Today, as well as all over the year, we join our voices to say: Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation in Europe and worldwide.
Female genital mutilation is a violation of human rights of girls and women.
NAIROBI, KENYA * International rights groups, churches and activists are escalating campaigns against female genital mutilation now that a new practice has emerged in which girls are checking into hospitals to have the procedure.
The Mansoura Misdemeanour Court of Appeals adjourned Monday to 26 January the case of involuntary homicide of a 13-year-old girl from Mansoura during an alleged female genital mutilation (FGM) procedure.
Summary: Female circumcision, also called female genital mutilation, is widely practiced in 29 countries in Africa and the Middle East.
Egyptian government figures put the rate of female genital mutilation among women ages 15 to 49 at 91 percent.