Tag Archives: Female Circumcision

Designer Vaginas: Is Female Circumcision Coming Out of the Closet?

Designer Vaginas: Is Female Circumcision Coming Out of the Closet? As a circumcised and sexually fulfilled African woman, when I consider the fuss that female circumcision has attracted to Africa over the years and the wind of labiaplasties and genital rejuvenations currently sweeping across Europe and America, I cannot help but ask in the words […]

Consent And Body Modification in Minors

Consent And Body Modification in Minors Consent is defined by the WHO as the principle by which certain individuals must obtain permission before they are allowed to perform certain activities or undergo medical procedures ranging from blood tests to immunizations to operations. Minors do not have the lawful capacity, or indeed, the mental maturity required […]

Countering myths about FGM/C – Jasmine Abdulcadir

Countering myths about FGM/C – Jasmine Abdulcadir Dr. Jasmine Abdulcadir is gynaecologist at a specialized clinic in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG), Switzerland, that provides services for women who have experienced female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). In this TED Talk she talks the myths & taboos around FGM/C […]

Female Circumcision is Not a Mutilation

Female Circumcision is Not a Mutilation Fc.org WebAuthor In Australia, in 2015, three Dawoodi Bohras were convicted under the FGM law of New South Wales (NSW), one for performing the procedure, the mother of the two girls on whom it was performed, for requesting the procedure to be performed and taking part in it, and […]

Gender Equality: Male Circumcision & Female Circumcision

Gender Equality: Male Circumcision & Female Circumcision Earlier this year, Icelandic parliamentarians submitted a bill to ban male circumcision. Members of the clergy from the Christian, Muslim and Jewish faiths together lodged protest against this violation of the right to religious freedom and claimed that legitimate concern for the welfare of infants could not justify […]