female circumcision
noun see female genital mutilation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • female circumcision — n female genital mutilation * * * a general term encompassing both excision of a small portion of the external female genitalia (see Sunna c.) and extreme practices with infibulation (seepharaonic c.), done in numerous different cultures, such as …   Medical dictionary

  • female circumcision — noun An operation involving the removal of any of various parts of the female external genital organs such as the clitoris, the clitoral hood and the labia; regarded as mutilation in many societies. See Also: female genital mutilation, FGM,… …   Wiktionary

  • female circumcision — /fimeɪl sɜkəmˈsɪʒən/ (say feemayl serkuhm sizhuhn) noun → female genital mutilation …   Australian English dictionary

  • female circumcision — clitoridectomy. * * * …   Universalium

  • female circumcision — noun excision of the clitoris • Syn: ↑clitoridectomy • Hypernyms: ↑ablation, ↑extirpation, ↑cutting out, ↑excision …   Useful english dictionary

  • Female genital cutting — (FGC), also known as female genital mutilation (FGM), female circumcision or female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), refers to all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female… …   Wikipedia

  • Female genital mutilation — Description Partial or complete removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs, for non medical reasons Areas practiced Western, eastern, and north eastern Africa, Middle East, Near East, Southeast Asia… …   Wikipedia

  • Circumcision advocacy — refers to those who advocate circumcision and their activities in support of this cause. The WHO and UNAIDS advocate male circumcision as a means of reducing the rate of HIV infection. [cite web |url=http://sciencenow.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/lo… …   Wikipedia

  • female genital mutilation — n clitoridectomy esp. as a cultural rite sometimes with removal of the labia that is now outlawed in some nations including the U.S. abbr. FGM called also female circumcision …   Medical dictionary

  • Circumcision controversies — This article is about male circumcision. For female circumcision, see Female genital mutilation. For the female circumcision controversy in Kenya, 1929–1931, see Female circumcision controversy. Male circumcision has often been, and remains, the… …   Wikipedia

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