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Female Genital Circumcision

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Female Genital Circumcision

The process of female genital mutilation (FGM) or female circumcision is served as a ritual practice in African countries and cultures, yet doctors are faced with an issue of illegality and immorality when African immigrants want these procedures performed here in the US.

Ever since the beginning of religion, Jews, Muslims, and Christians have practiced male circumcision. This practice was scene as both sanitary, holy, and if done properly, harmless. This practice became so popular that civilization has carried out into current time, in which male circumcision still serves as a very popular procedure today. However what most Americans don’t know is that this procedure isn’t only done on males in other areas of the world. In countries like Africa, this procedure is also performed on females as well.

African cultures believe that FGM’s are just as holy for females as they are for males. They believe it is a time to celebrate. They feel that a FGM will bring fertility, prevent diseases, and bring a good husband. Some people think as ridiculously as that, a man will die if he touches a clitoris, a baby will die if its head touches it, or the clitoris will grow into a penis if left untouched.

There are many complications that girls go through because of these procedures. Since the countries in Africa are so poor, people cannot afford sanitary hospitalization for their practices. Many times an FGM will be performed with broken glass, or scissors. Their ridiculous beliefs cross an even more extreme line when they spread raw egg on the female, or animal excrement because they believe it will help stop the bleeding.

There are very many complications a woman goes through because

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