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What is Female genital mutilation

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    Female genital mutilation (FGM) is the partial or total removal of external female genitalia for non-medical reasons. It's also known as female circumcision, cutting or sunna.Religious, social or cultural reasons are sometimes given for FGM. However, FGM is child abuse. It's dangerous and a criminal offence.There are no medical reasons to carry out FGM. It doesn't enhance fertility and it doesn't make childbirth safer. It is used to control female sexuality and can cause severe and long-lasting damage to physical and emotional health.

    It's basically like circumcision for males, but for females instead ;-)

    Completely pointless, unnecessary risk to someone who can't say no.

    Only difference is the male version is completely legal. In many places it's even less regulated than cutting someones hair.
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