TITLE

circumcision, female

AUTHOR(S)
Peters, Michael
PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p177
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "female circumcision" is presented. It refers to the surgical removal of all or parts of the external genitalia in women. This procedure is sometimes accompanied by narrowing the entrance to the vagina. This procedure is being done in Africa. Female circumcision can lead to injuries during childbirth and sexual intercourse.
ACCESSION #
43996387

 

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