http://hubpages.com/_1rfosdrnucsn9/hub/Should Female Circumcision be encouraged or discouraged?
Female circumcision otherwise referred to as female genital cutting or female genital mutilation is a practice in many societies including my country, Nigeria. Africa is a land of culture and tradition no doubt. Most of the cultures and traditions were inherited from our forefathers though we have grown old enough to know our likes and dislikes. Some of these cultures are being modified to suit modern times and reality.
There sometimes are medical reasons for male circumcision. There are no reasons for clitoral ablation; or for the stitching of the labia for any cause other than the repair of any childbirth damage. These are cultural practices designed to control women. The practice is banned in England, but still girls (mainly of African Islamic descent) are being sent to countries where it is allowed to have it done.
While one school of though holds sway for female genital mutilation, another school of though do not see any reason why the vagina should be mutilated or tampered with.
These various views cannot be condemned in its entirety; however, the question remains “should we continue female genital mutilation”?
by Dan Harmon 15 months ago
According to the article here, a Michigan doctor has been arrested and charged with the genital mutilation (18 U.S.C. 116) of two young girls, making false statements and other crimes. The "surgery" was apparently carried out in a Detroit clinic.Seems like a truly monumental battle...
by ptosis 5 years ago
Don't you think circumcision of a male newborn is genital mutilation?google 'botched circumcision' & 2 words: "galloping gangrene". It'll keep you up at night for weeks.
by Sam Wickstrom 19 months ago
Why is circumcision still a considered a normal procedure in America?It's as if its the procedure is done, then they look for the disease they're trying to prevent. Only to find that they've forcefully mutilated a baby with the windiest of reasoning. It's like cutting off the breasts of baby girls...
by adethewura 7 years ago
Do you support Female Genital Mutilation?
by Hope Alexander 9 years ago
I ask this after I received what appeared to be a remarkably stupid yet long winded comment to one of my hubs written on female genital mutilation. The commenter said that it was fine and should be an accepted practice because it was similar to people in the West drinking alcohol, just another...
by Julie Grimes 8 years ago
Why Are American Doctors Mutilating Girls? Is one of the lead blogging articles and stories on the Daily Beast today.http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and- … =obnetworkIf you don't want to go to the website, it talks about female circumcision. The first paragraph reads, "The...
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