Geniital Mutilation Essay

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In 27 African countries, Yamen, Iraqi Kurdistan, and found elsewhere in Asia, the Middle East it is accepted for females to get genital mutilation. “Female genital mutilation is all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the femal genital organs for non medical reasons” according to World Health Organization. This is a procedure done during at young age between 0 and 14. The procedure hurts women in many ways. First of all, it is very painful and traumatic to the women. Second, the damage or removal to genital tissues interferers with with the natural function of the body. Last, the procedure causes several immediate and long term health problems. According to the World Health Organization …show more content…
First, it show that the African people are not educated enough to see that having this procedure done complicates pregnancies and it causes many other health problems. The women do not understand that they are hurting themselves by having this procedure done. Second, it shows that there is a big equality gap between men and women. Men in African culture have more power and rights than women have. Women do the procedure to get married to men. Men do not want a women that don 't have the procedure done. Third, this might reinforce that the culture is not civilized like the western cultures. The procedure is not done by medical doctors in a safe and sterile environment. Instead the procedure is done by a relative or someone in that tribe not in a sterile environment. Female genital mutilation does violate many human rights based on the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. The first right it violates is the right to be born free and equal. Women in african culture are not free or equal because men have more power and rights than females. Even though the women accept this procedure it is not by their own free will to do so. Society and their culture is pushing them to have this procedure done because they will be looked done upon in their culture if they don 't get the …show more content…
In the western culture it is not taboo to have male circumcision done. Male circumcision hurts the person and the parents choose for the baby just like female genital mutilation. 85 percent of women in African get female genital mutilation each year according to World Health Organization. 58.3 percent of people in the United States get male circumcision each year according to U.S. Circumcision Statistics. Body piercings are similar to female genital mutilation because it is very painful when you get the the piercing. During a piercing you have to poke a needle into the skin which creates a hole where the piercing goes. This procedure harms your body just like FGM does to women. Tattoos are another procedure that is very painful and harmful to the body. Tattoos are applied with a needle directly to the skin to make tiny holes into the skin. The needle shoots a dye to color underneath the skin. This procedure is permeant just like FGM. Plastic surgery changes any part of your body to make it sightly and attractive. This harms the body by putting silicon into your body. This procedure is very painful to people. The surgeons have to be put under anesthesia to not feel the pain. There is a new procedure to change the color of your eyes permanently. At this moment scientist have only figured out how to change brown eyes to blue eyes. During the procedure a laser burns away the brown thin layer of pigment on the

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