Female Circumcision Pros And Cons

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Male Circumcision
Why is there a big deal about a male being circumcised or not? There are many reasons why it is done: cultural or social, religious beliefs, hygiene, and/ or they want them to look like other men in the family. For some parent’s it is a hard decision to make. It is important to talk to your obstetrician, and weigh the pros and cons.
About 54% of males in the United States are circumcised now. In the early 2000’s it was a higher rate of 65%.The circumcision is usually performed when the child is 2 to 10 days of age, and before they leave the hospital. Or for some doing it religiously, they would do it at their own religious center by volunteers or medical staff.
About 117 boys die each year in the United States after being
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Until the early 1980’s this was known as female circumcision, now it is known as female genital mutilation. It is mostly done on young girls from the time of birth to the age of 15 years old. It is also a violation of the human rights of women. More than 140 million girls and women that are alive today have been cut, in 29 countries, including some in Africa, Middle East, and India. 18% of the procedures are done at a health care facility by medical professionals. The rest is at a camp, or religious facility by volunteers. Surveys show that in the year of 2003 there are a 96% of families that their daughters have undergone some form of circumcision by the time they reach 14 years of age. In the countries that support female circumcision, they have events every year, mostly in the spring time at the foundation’s annual mass circumcision, which is free and open to the public, also held during the lunar month of marking the birth of the prophet Muhammad. This is where the girl is dropped off at a local camp and handed over to a group of women who do the procedure. The procedure takes place in an educational facility, or in a prayer center, where desks are pushed together and covered in a sheet and …show more content…
The most common form of female genital cutting is the excision of the clitoris and the labia minora, which is 80% of the procedures around the world. Infibulation is a more extreme version of female circumcision and accounts for 15% of the procedures around the world. The other 5% is other random procedures of harming the body. It is proven that female genital mutilation has no health benefits, it only harms the women in many ways. It is removing and damaging healthy genital tissue, and interferes with a women’s natural function of their

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