SOC&GWS-FGM - Female genital mutilation is still a...

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Female genital mutilation is still a prevalent in many countries. Many countries, like the United States, view such practices badly. But in the context of social situations, can a country with completely different cultures, traditions, and ideas about initiation rites into womanhood really place judgment upon the other culture? Many reasons exist as to why people have taken notice to FGM as a problematic social issue in other countries. “Social conflict in several African countries resulted in an increasing number of African migrants to the UK. With the influx of migrants from communities that practice FGM. Healthcare professionals are increasingly treating this group of patients without appropriate knowledge and facilities to provide effective care to meet their particular health needs (Nursing Standard 2007).” Pretty much, these immigrants’ health problems have opened the eyes of many healthcare professionals who were unaware of this social rite of passage for young women. If these people would not
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