Female genital mutilation. Council on Scientific Affairs, American Medical Association.

JAMA. 1995 Dec 6;274(21):1714-6. Female genital mutilation. Council on Scientific Affairs, American Medical Association [No authors listed] Female genital mutilation is the medically unnecessary modification of female genitalia. Female genital mutilation typically occurs at about 7 years of age, but mutilated women suffer severe medical complications throughout their adult lives. Female genital mutilation most frequentlyContinue reading “Female genital mutilation. Council on Scientific Affairs, American Medical Association.”

A traditional practice that threatens health–female circumcision.

WHO Chron. 1986;40(1):31-6. A traditional practice that threatens health–female circumcision. [No authors listed] ABSTRACT PIP: A traditional practice that has attracted considerable attention in the last decade is female circumcision, the adverse effects of which are undeniable. 70 million women are estimated to be circumcised, with serveral thousand new operations performed each day. It isContinue reading “A traditional practice that threatens health–female circumcision.”

Inter-African Committee proceeding with tactful sensitization in fight against female circumcision.

Action Child. 1987;2(3):1-2. Inter-African Committee proceeding with tactful sensitization in fight against female circumcision. [No authors listed] ABSTRACT PIP: Despite tremendous health risks, female circumcision is a prevalent practice throughout Africa today, affecting 75,000,000 women and children in 26 different African countries. There are three types of female circumcision: infibulation, excision, and circumcision. The firstContinue reading “Inter-African Committee proceeding with tactful sensitization in fight against female circumcision.”

Female circumcision: desperately seeking a space for women.

IPPF Med Bull. 1990 Apr;24(2):1-2. Female circumcision: desperately seeking a space for women. Lasjali M, Toubia N. ABSTRACT PIP: Female Circumcision (FC) is “the total or partial cutting away of the female external genital organs.” There are 3 types of FC: 1) Sunna where the foreskin of the clitoris is removed; 2) excision which involvedContinue reading “Female circumcision: desperately seeking a space for women.”