The Times worries about the culture that performs FGM on their girls also performs beheadings on critics of their barbarism.
An editor of the rag believes calling it by its proper term, widens the gap between the civilized world and "people who follow the rite" of cutting off the genitals of girls in order for them not to enjoy coitus.
Health and Science editor Celia Dugger (who likely has all of her female anatomy) came to the conclusion, after a trip to Africa in the 1990s that cutting off some or all of the external female genitalia of a female child should simply be referred to as "genital cutting."
|Arrested for FGM in Michigan|
Almost 6,000 reported cases of FGM occurred in Britain from April 2015 to March 2016 according to the Health and Social Care Information Center.
Here in the U.S., an Islamic physician in Michigan was charged with doing Allah's work by performing female genital mutilation on a pair of 7-year-old girls.
Typically FGM is performed before the girl reaches the age of five. The procedures differ among countries, but it includes removal of the clitoral hood, the clitoral glans; removal of the inner and outer labia and the closure of the vulva, (known as infibulation, a small hole is left for the passage of urine and menstrual fluid). The vagina is opened for intercourse and further opened for childbirth.
The reason for the procedure: to control a woman's sexuality and ideas about modesty, beauty and purity. But the procedure is usually carried out by women who see it as a source of honor.
Health problems often follow in life after the cutting is done, which includes recurrent infections, difficulty urinating and passing menstrual flow, chronic pain, cysts, and an inability to get pregnant. There are also complications during childbirth and fatal bleeding can occur.
There are no known health benefits other than that of the mental status of men who are so insecure that they refuse to allow their wives to achieve orgasm--that's only for men to enjoy.
When a female's genitals are mutilated, what else can we call it?
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