Overview – feminine genital mutilation (FGM)

Overview – feminine genital mutilation (FGM)

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is an operation where in fact the feminine genitals are intentionally cut, hurt or changed, but there is no medical reason behind this to be performed.

Additionally it is called female circumcision or cutting, and also by other terms, such as for example sunna, gudniin, halalays, tahur, megrez and khitan, amongst others.

FGM is normally completed on girls between infancy plus the chronilogical age of 15, most often before puberty begins. Read more