Female Circumcision In Africa

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Female circumcision or genital cutting: is extremely practiced in Africa, Middle East, Asia and many other countries on the world. It is a bad culture that based on traditional and myth that extended from millions of years ago. This research is based on the effects on female circumcision with women’s health. Is it religious requirement to perform female genital cutting? Also, who are the victims of these evil practices?
Female Genital Mutilation is describes “female genital cutting (FGC) comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or injury to the female genital organs, for cultural or nontherapeutic reasons”( Farage, M. A., Miller, K. W., Tzeghai, G. E., Azuka, C. E., Sobel, J. D., &
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The Circumcision system is mostly practiced in African countries, middle East and Malaysia and Singapore. “A 1995 publication by Hosken estimated that the number of girls who had been cut was increasing with population growth, and that 150 million girls and women had been mutilated in Africa and the Middle East” (Yoder, P. S., Wang, S., & Johansen, E. 2013. P. 191). The demographic of the women who under gone female circumcision varies in the countries. For example, the girls and women who have undergone female circumcision aged between 15- 49 years old. In other locations young girls under 5 years undergone female circumcision. Female Circumcision have health problems. FGM has severe consequences for women’s physical and mental health. It reduces female sexual desire. Similarly, women have…show more content…
The age that young girls and adult women who have undergone female circumcision are different. In some countries health care professions performed with the procedure. Other locations unexperienced and women perform it. “In most countries, girls are typically cut between the ages of 4 and 18 years, although the procedure is most often accomplished before menarche. In Egypt, for example, 80% of girls are cut between the ages of 5 and 9 years [32]; in Gambia, between the ages of 4 and 7 years [33]; in Mali, the median age is 6 years, with a range of 1-16 years [34]; in Tanzania, the median age is 10 years [6]; in Ethiopia over 80% are cut by age 11 years [15]; among Somalis, at least half are cut by age 8 years and 95% by age 12 years [12]”( Farage, M. A., Miller, K. W., Tzeghai, G. E., Azuka, C. E., Sobel, J. D., & Ledger, W. J. (2015). As you see Somalia is one of the highest prevalent in female
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