Towards Redirecting the Female Circumcision Debate: Legal, Ethical and Cultural Considerations

@article{Wasunna2020TowardsRT,
  title={Towards Redirecting the Female Circumcision Debate: Legal, Ethical and Cultural Considerations},
  author={Angela Amondi Wasunna},
  journal={McGill Journal of Medicine},
  year={2020},
  volume={5}
}
  • A. Wasunna
  • Published 1 December 2020
  • Medicine
  • McGill Journal of Medicine
The World Health Organization reports that between 100 and 137 million women, mostly in Africa, have undergone some form of female circumcision (1,2) (also referred to as female genital mutilation). Female circumcision is practiced in more than twenty African countries (Table 1) as well as in Oman, South Yemen, and the United Arab Emirates. Moslem populations of Indonesia and Malaysia also practice circumcision (2). Despite regional variation in its prevalence, female circumcision is more… 

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