female circumcision

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n female circumcision excision of the clitoris
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Usage

In literature:

Circumcision, as practiced on the clitoris in the female, is mentioned on page 308.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
In some countries, females are also circumcised by removal of the nymphae.
"Plain Facts for Old and Young" by John Harvey Kellogg
The male alone was circumcised; the female was represented in the male.
"Notes on the book of Exodus" by C. H. (Charles Henry) Mackintosh
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In news:

Or reduce his female partners' risk of developing cervical cancer, this does not justify the circumcision of children.
Female circumcision, or female genital mutilation (FGM), as it is also known, involves removing part or the entire clitoris.
Female Circumcision Comes to America.
Performed by new immigrants, veiled in deference to a cultural tradition of the developing world, female circumcision is becoming an American problem.
Egypt's adopting Sharia Law means more female circumcision .
In Senegal, a Movement to Reject Female Circumcision .
Human Rights Watch calls on Iraqi Kurds to ban female circumcision .
Group Backs Ritual 'Nick' as Female Circumcision Option.
The Widespread Practice of Female Circumcision in Iraq's North Highlights The Plight of Women in a Region Often Seen as More Socially Progressive.
Widespread Female Circumcision Highlights the Plight of Kurdish Women.
Egypt Officials Ban Female Circumcision .
An estimated 130 million women worldwide have undergone genital mutilation, also known as female "circumcision".
My post last week on the debate around female circumcision is still on my mind, as well as the world's.
Egypt's adopting Sharia Law means more female circumcision.
Female Circumcision Comes to America .
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