A Study of Female Genital Mutilation

If you are interested in reading about the issue of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) from every angle, then you’ll definitely want to look at the Africa Journal of Urology. This entire issue is dedicated to FGM.

“In line with the objectives of the Pan African Urological Surgeons’ Association (PAUSA) to give special concern to health problems in Africa, the editorial board of the African Journal of Urology (AFJU) has decided to publish this special issue on female genital cutting/mutilation (FGM). Addressed to African health care providers, this issue emphasizes the myths behind the continuation of this tradition, types of FGM, their tragic effects on women’s health, and the measures that are being taken to eradicate the practice.

“In this issue, subject experts address a range of FGM-related topics that include epidemiology, public misconceptions, challenges ahead and religious perspectives of FGM of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. The health implications of FGM, including reproductive issues, psychological repercussions and sexual complications are also addressed, as are the socio-cultural factors contributing to the continuation of this practice and the efforts to oppose it.

“According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 140 million girls and women worldwide live with the health consequences of FGM, including 101 million living in Africa, mainly in the sub-Saharan areas.”

Female Genital Mutilation Los Angeles

Edna Adan, speaking in Los Angeles, describes Female Genital Mutilation after which the victim is stitched up using thorns.

Here are direct links to each of the articles:

  1. Female genital cutting/mutilation in Africa deserves special concern: An overview
  2. The Islamic view on female circumcision
  3. The Jewish and Christian view on female genital mutilation
  4. Female genital mutilation: A tragedy for women’s reproductive health
  5. Female genital mutilation: Tradition versus human rights
  6. The continuing challenge of female genital mutilation in Sudan
  7. Psychosocial and sexual aspects of female circumcision
  8. Debunking myths about female circumcision
  9. Medicalization of female genital mutilation/cutting
  10. International efforts on abandoning female genital mutilation

8 Comments

  1. The world needs more brave women like you .. who use their voices for those who can’t. Thanks for sharing!!

  2. All human genital mutilation, on both girls and boys, needs to be abolished.

  3. I’d like to see the day when all genital cutting of children comes to an end.

  4. lukas lentilalu

    I support FGM continue according to women who had undergone the practice they have no complain.why should someone else complain for them.

  5. God bless you madame .You are a great woman <3

  6. this great action for women in africa

    i hope to join your charity activities

    regards

    haytham

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