The day I saw girls suffering genital mutilation | Society | The Guardian
One of these topics is that of female circumcision. Female circumcision is a hot topic within Muslim circles because of the controversy coming from Muslims and non-Muslims alike. There are Muslims who believe that female circumcision is not allowed in the religion and there are those who believe it is required. In truth, it would be incorrect to say that female circumcision has no place in Islam regardless of whether it is allowed or not allowed simply on the grounds that there is not enough evidence supporting either position. However, the Western world is quick to assume that female circumcision is harmful to a woman without considering the different types of circumcision and also taking into account that any surgery, even common male circumcision, carries with it the possibilities of infection if not done in a sterile environment and performed by a medical professional. The same goes for circumcising a female.
Back to Health A to Z. Female genital mutilation FGM is a procedure where the female genitals are deliberately cut, injured or changed, but there's no medical reason for this to be done. It's also known as female circumcision or cutting, and by other terms, such as sunna, gudniin, halalays, tahur, megrez and khitan, among others. All women and girls have the right to control what happens to their bodies and the right to say no to FGM. UK website.
I t's 9. Mothers in headscarves and bright lipstick chat and eat coconut cakes. Javanese music thumps from an assembly hall. There are people crammed into the primary school's ground floor.