Cross Cultures Mode 2 Case - Female Genital Mutilation...

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“Female Genital Mutilation” There are many forms of this procedure, all of which seem to be done to preserve the female’s virginity. It is believed that it reduces a woman’s desire for sex, therefore reducing the chance of sex outside of marriage. It is also believed that women who have not been mutilated cannot control their desire for sex. It is difficult if not impossible for a woman to marry if she has not undergone this procedure. In some cultures, female genital mutilation is practiced because it will enhance the man’s sexual pleasure. The most severe form is infibulation, also known as pharaomic circumcision. During this type of female genital mutilation, all or part of the clitoris and the labia minora is removed. The labia majora is cut to create a raw surface that is then stitched or held together to form a cover over the vagina once it heals. Only a small hole is left to allow urine and menstrual blood to pass. The least harsh of female genital mutilation is only removing the
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course HEALTH SCI BHS414 taught by Professor Unknown during the Fall '09 term at Trident Technical College.

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Cross Cultures Mode 2 Case - Female Genital Mutilation...

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