Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision, is the ritual cutting or removal of some or all of the external female genitalia. The practice is found in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and within communities from countries in which FGM is common.
Female genital mutilation (FGM) includes procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. The procedure has no health benefits for girls and women.
Female genital mutilation or cutting. Female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C) means piercing, cutting, removing, or sewing closed all or part of a girl's or woman's external genitals for no medical reason. Researchers estimate more than , girls and women in the U.S. have experienced or are at risk of FGM/C. female genital mutilation, female circumcision. One interpretation of this passage is that the woman was going to proceed with the circumcision anyway; Muhammad suggested that she remove a smaller amount of her genitalia than she had perhaps intended to.
London — FGM is practised in at least 30 countries, mostly in Africa but also in pockets of the Middle East and Asia World leaders have pledged to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM) by.
At least million girls and women alive today living in 30 countries have undergone FGM. Female genital mutilation (FGM) refers to “all procedures involving partial or total removal of the female external genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.”  FGM is a violation of girls’ and women’s human rights.