Female Circumcision

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Female Circumcision

Female Circumcision

Female circumcision, also known as female genital mutilation (FGM)), encompasses a painful and invasive surgical procedure which is usually performed on young women before they reach puberty. The surgical procedure is performed without the use of anesthetics (Circumcision Surgery). It covers all procedures that involve the removing of female genitalia, either partially or completely.

Female Circumcision Procedures

Female circumcision procedures have four main classifications. These are the following:

  • Infibulation – This procedure creates a covering seal to develop a narrow vaginal opening. To form the seal, the outer or inner labia is cut and repositioned.
  • Other procedures – These include all other procedures that may harm the female genitalia. Few examples are incising, cauterizing, scraping, piercing and pricking the genitals.


Common Reasons Behind the Practice of Female Circumcision