Female circumcision

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Publication BookChapter
Title Female circumcision
Author(s) Johnsdotter, Sara
Date 2015
Editor(s) Whelehan, Patricia; Bolin, Anne
English abstract
Female genital cutting, or female circumcision, is primarily practiced in about 30 African countries. It is labeled “female genital mutilation” by the WHO. Motives vary considerably between groups. Various theoretical explanations behind the origin and continued practice of female circumcision have been offered. The radical feminist view has gained much public attention. The practice is criminalized in many parts of the world and there are campaigns against it on a global level. Female circumcision results in immediate medical consequences, although whether there are considerable long-term adverse effects for health and sexuality has been contested. In recent years female circumcision has been compared to practices of genital alterations that are accepted in the United States and European countries.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118896877.wbiehs180 (link to publisher's fulltext)
Publisher Wiley
Host/Issue The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality
ISBN 978-1-4051-9006-0
Pages 427-500
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Female circumcision
Female genital cutting
Female genital mutilation
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/19948 (link to this page)
Buy print http://www.bokfynd.nu/...978-1-4051-9006-0 (Search for reseller)

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