Female Genital Mutilation: Legal, Cultural, and Medical Issues
Female genital mutilation (FGM) occurs in many parts of the world, especially in Africa. It is a cultural practice thought to have been established centuries ago, though its origins appear to have been lost in the past. International efforts to eliminate it also have a long history. As early as the 17th century, Christian missionaries and colonial administrations in Africa attempted to prevent the practice. Today, efforts to eradicate FGM are under way within and outside of practicing cultures.
This book discusses the definition and types of FGM and explores the common justifications for the practice, along with the incidence in Africa and other continents, global laws, legal issues, rights and religion. Ethical considerations are examined, as are progress and the role of culture. Personal interviews help to expand and enrich the discussion. The book concludes with thoughts on the movement from tradition to cultural evolution.
27 pages matching World Health Organization in this book
Results 1-3 of 27
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Prevalence with James C Skaine
Globalism and Law
Legal and Practical Issues in the West
10 other sections not shown
Aban Abu-Sahlieh Accessed Feb African areas Arusha Arusha Region asked asylum author and James Available believe Burkina Faso cabinet interview campaign Chugulu clitoris countries cultural cumcision daughters Egypt eradicate Eritrea excision FC/FGM female circumcision Female Genital Cutting Female Genital Mutilation female village members form of FGM girls Grand Island harmful Health of Women Hernlund human rights immigrant infibulation Inter-African Committee International Islamic issue Johnson-Firth Kawira Kebwe interview Kenya Laamatjok Laibon Laibon and female Laiser interview Maasai male Mali married Muslim NGOs Nigeria Olaiguenani and cabinet Ondiek percent performed piercing Population Reference Bureau prac prevalence procedure prohibits FGM Refugee region religious reported Riek sexual Shell-Duncan Shirati Skaine social Somalia Sudanese surgery Sweke Tahirih Justice Center Tanzania terview tice tion Tostan Traditional Practices Type U.S. Department UNICEF United Nations Uwane woman World Health Organization