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Female Circumcision

  • By: Annie Dude
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Often used synonymously with the terms female genital cutting or female genital mutilation, female circumcision refers to the removal of any part of the female external genitalia for a nonmedical purpose. The United Nations and the ...

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