Genitals and ethnicity: the politics of genital modifications

  title={Genitals and ethnicity: the politics of genital modifications},
  author={S. Johnsdotter and B. Ess{\'e}n},
  journal={Reproductive Health Matters},
  pages={29 - 37}
  • S. Johnsdotter, B. Essén
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Reproductive Health Matters
  • Abstract The discrepancy in societal attitudes toward female genital cosmetic surgery for European women and female genital cutting in primarily African girl children and women raises the following fundamental question. How can it be that extensive genital modifications, including reduction of labial and clitoral tissue, are considered acceptable and perfectly legal in many European countries, while those same societies have legislation making female genital cutting illegal, and the World… CONTINUE READING
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