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  • Female Genital Mutilation Research Paper

    Female Genital Mutilation is a controversial traditional practice that has harmed, and continues to harm, many girls and women. It “is defined as any procedure ‘involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia without medical reasons.” (Andersson, Rymer, Joyce, Momoh, & Gayle, 2012, p. 1606) To begin this essay, I will discuss where this is happening and the different types of FGM. Second, I plan to focus on why this practice still exists, and the harmful effects. Next, I will look at the rights it violates followed by organizations already in place attempting to stop female genital mutilation and cutting. Finally, I will offer doable solutions and recommendations on what we can do to make a positive change. Where Female Genital Mutilation Occurs Female genital mutilation and cutting “is practiced in at least 27 countries on the African continent and in some countries in Asia and the Middle East… ” (Yoder, Wang & Johansen, 2013, p. 189) Although there are many countries in Africa that take part in this practice, it is important not to stereotype an entire group of people and note that not every country in Africa practices FGM. According to UNICEF (n.d.), 98% of women in Somalia have been cut. “The age at which girls undergo FGM varies enormously according to community. The procedure may be carried out when the girl is newborn, during childhood or adolescence, just before marriage or during the first pregnancy.” (Jefferson, 2015, p. 414) Anyone could be…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Female Genital Cutting

    The Price for Beauty, For Someone Else’s Pain Female Genital Cutting, FGC, is the practice of partially or completely removing the external female genitalia. FGC is also commonly referred to as Female Circumcision, Female Genital Mutilation, and Forced Female Circumcision. It is estimated that more than 200 hundred million women are recipients of this tradition (WHO). The external female genitals include the labia majora, labia minora, clitoris, vaginal opening, and the urethra (Marshall).…

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  • Circumcision And Female Mutilation Essay

    Circumcision and female genital mutilation procedures have been practiced in traditions for thousands of years. Due to the ongoing traditional practices of circumcision and female genital mutilation, results show that there are many different negative effects on some males and females who go through these procedures. These procedures have been debated upon due to their long term effects even though they are a part of religious practices. Some believe that circumcising girls and boys at a young…

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  • Circumcision Research Paper

    Male and Female Genital Mutation/Circumcision This paper will be discussing two forms of circumcision. First I will be discussing Female Genital Mutation also known and Female Circumcision, which is the procedure that involves partial or complete removal of the external genitalia. It is the removal of all or part of the vulva and/ or clitoris. The justification within the boundaries of their cultural beliefs is considered to be a form of social desire in terminating or reducing feeling of sexual…

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  • Female Genital Mutilation Essay

    Female Genital Mutilation, also known as Female Circumcision, happens to be one of the least topics talked about in the United States of America but extremely popular in other countries. Female Genital Mutilation is cruel and unlawful to some but to others it’s the best thing ever. Female Genital Mutilation is an invasive and painful surgical procedure that is often performed without anesthetic on girls before puberty. Various sources estimate that about 60 to 140 million women in the world have…

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  • Female Circumcision In Western Culture

    Introduction Female Mutilation also known as female circumcision and female genital cutting is a very popular practice in many countries in Africa and also known to be practiced in The Middle East and parts of Asia. Female genital cutting is a very popular practice in the non-western world and because this is relatively unknown in western culture, the thoughts on this practice are generally always negative in response to hearing it. The way it is done and most of the time forced upon these…

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  • Female Genital Motimilation Paper

    More than 100 million women are being exposed to harmful practices such as female genital mutilation (FGM) (Erskine, 2014, p. 1). FGM affects women physically and psychologically. It only rids women of their freedom and puts fear to many. It is universally known as a breach of human rights of girls and women. FGM is rooted in culture, some believe it is done for religious reasons, however, there is no evidence in religious texts. FGM involves the cutting of a female’s external genitals (World…

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  • Gender Identity In Flannery O Connor's The Great Register

    The question is why choosing the vulva and the clitoris to expand the thought of their ideology instead of using the uterus? It can be easily separated in terms of body and sex. The use of the word uterus has no place in the novel as the womb is considered a sexual binarism directed at females: “is symbolized by the circle, the 0, which may be used to capture (encircle) and destroy males. Even at this point, however, the essence of female power and potential is not symbolized by the womb which…

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  • Trichomoniasis Case Studies

    Trichomoniasis is an STD (sexually transmitted disease) that can affect both women and men. In women, the outer area of the female genitalia (vulva) and the vagina are affected. In men, the penis is mainly affected, but the prostate and other reproductive organs can also be involved. This condition can be treated with medicine. What are the causes? This condition is caused by an organism called Trichomonas. Trichomoniasis most often spreads from person to person (is contagious) through sexual…

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  • Sexuality In Art Analysis

    towards their sexual longing and the fact that so many artists can captivate the beauty within these pieces is remarkable. Another intriguing piece that was captivating was a figurine, resin, of a snake emerges from the vulva on the side of an apple by a German contemporary. This object is extremely symbolic because at first it seems to represents Eve's innocence, but ironically it was used for the apple and the snake that both caused Eve and Adam to be cast out from the Garden of Eden. The…

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