Essay on Female Genital Mutilation And Cutting

724 Words Feb 7th, 2016 3 Pages
Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting Humane or Inhumane
In the United States we seem to not worry about Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting also known as FGM, because in our religious society we don’t see a need nor condone such acts. Truth of the matter is some cultures see the act of cutting or mutilating females genitals as a norm or necessity. In underdeveloped countries the usage of such act are so normal that they don’t view it as being barbaric or dangerous like we would here in the US.
There has been known acts of Female Genital Mutilation by immigrants here in the US, who have fled their country but still keep their countries practices and views. These unlawful procedures have so many unhealthy risk and side effects both socially and physically. The United States seem to be under educated on the procedure and need to develop safe houses for the woman who are at risk or already have endured the dangerous procedure. Definitely, not a situation that should be ignored like it only happens in under developed countries and not the United States as well.

What is FGM/C?
Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting is also known as FGM/C. It involves the partial or total removal of the external genitals of girls and women. These procedures are often practiced due to religious beliefs, cultural environment, and sometimes for nonmedical reasons. These procedures are completed without regard to the aftermath and lasting effects that it has on the females body,…

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