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    Female Genital Mutilation Female genital mutilation is the partial or total removal of female external genitalia, which include the clitoris, labias, fatty tissue over the pubic bone, and vaginal and urethral openings. These set of acts are considered to be part of a traditional ritual in many parts of the world. This kind of practice cause serious damage to the female genital organs for non medical or cultural reasons (WHO 2010). FGM considered being a form of child abuse and which is against the

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    These steps are taken from the World Health Organization, Medical Center. “The first step is called Clitoridectomy, which is the partial or total removal of the clitoris and, in rare cases, only the prepuce (the fold of skin surrounding the clitoris). The second step is called Excision, which is the partial or total removal of the clitoris and the labia minora, with or without excision of the labia majors (the labia are the lips that surround the vagina). The Third step is called Infibulation, which

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    and a jagged rock, that merely has a sharpened edge, the midwife begins to cut on the most tender area of the young girl (Rushwan). The midwife cuts away the clitoris and the tissue at the entrance of the vagina. When the midwife is finished cutting and perfecting her excision, she takes a thorn bush needle and sews from the head of the clitoris all the way down to the vaginal opening with the exception of one small place where a sliver of wood is placed. The wood is put into place so that when the

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    and remembers her own experience. Zeinab underwent the procedure twice. At six years old she had the more moderate form of FGM, called Sunni, in which the covering of the clitoris is removed. When she was 15 the older women of her family insisted she have the Pharaonic form, which involves removal of the entire clitoris and the labia and stitching together of the vulva, leaving just a small hole for elimination of urine and menstrual blood. Zeinab still remembers the pain, the face of the

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    Amongst social mammals, spotted hyaenas (crocuta crocuta) display a number of unusual traits, including high maternal investment, strong sibling rivalry that may lead to siblicide, female dominance, and masculinization of female genitalia. (1) This paper will concentrate on the masculinization of female genitalia but will also touch on the other traits listed. Taxonomic Hierarchy Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Infraclass: Eutheria Order: Carnivora (cats, dogs, bears, raccoons

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    prepuce with or without excision of part or the entire clitoris. Type II is excision of the clitoris with partial or total excision of the labia minora. Type III is excision of part or all of the external genitalia with stitching of the vaginal opening and is called infibulation and the heterogeneous Type IV includes pricking, incising or piercing of the external genitalia, stretching of the clitoris and or labia, cauterisation by burning of the clitoris and surrounding tissue or any other procedure that

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    Human rights are those rights that has “recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world, Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law, Whereas it is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between nations, Whereas

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    action or practice of cutting of the clitoris and sometimes the labia . FGM has been documented mainly in Africa. It is estimated that between 100 million and 140 million girls and women worldwide have been circumcised. Procedures are usually carried out on young girls between infancy and age 15. The procedure is occasionally done on adult women. There are several types of FGM. Clitoridectomy is the partial or entire removal of the clitoris and prepuce . The clitoris is pulled and sliced while being

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    Yvette Montoya Female Genital Mutilation, Circumcision and Cultural Relativism Initially I felt compelled to look closer at female genital mutilation and circumcision (FGM/C) because I wanted a better understanding of the topic itself, and I was interested in the long-term effects of FGM/C on sexual functioning. At first I was specifically interested in whether or not these women were able to enjoy sex after undergoing these types of procedures and what the lasting psychological issues resulting

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    The Human Reproductive System The Female Reproductive System consists of the Female sex cells, Vagina, Labia, Clitoris, Urethra, Hymen, Uterus, Cervix, Fallopian tubes, Ovaries, Estrogen, and Progesterone. The female sex cells, otherwise known as ovum, which are created by the ovaries, combines with male sperm, give a fertilized egg a home, and create an embryo. The vagina, also known as the birth canal, joins to the bottom of the uterus (cervix) and it holds male gametes during sex and provides

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