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The Resource Female mutilation : a global journey behind the curtains of the horrifying worldwide practice of female genital mutilation, Hilary Burrage

Female mutilation : a global journey behind the curtains of the horrifying worldwide practice of female genital mutilation, Hilary Burrage

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Female mutilation : a global journey behind the curtains of the horrifying worldwide practice of female genital mutilation
Title
Female mutilation
Title remainder
a global journey behind the curtains of the horrifying worldwide practice of female genital mutilation
Statement of responsibility
Hilary Burrage
Title variation
Female mutilation
Title variation remainder
the truth behind the horrifying worldwide practice of female genital mutilation
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is the partial or complete removal of the external female genitals for cultural rather than medical or religious reasons. It is performed in some African, South American, Asian and Middle Eastern countries. The term 'female mutilation' is a Western concept and may be insulting to a person who considers that circumcision is in the best interests of their female child. Practitioners believe the procedure enhances a girl's health, hygiene, chastity, fertility and marriage prospects. This book takes an indepth look at the controversial cultural practice, which is also carried out illegally in the Western world where ethnic minorities live. It analyses the different types of FGM practised an provides an overview of the different cultures and religious persuasions that deem this to be acceptable and even prefereable for their daughters. Alarmingly, in many cases the procedure is performed by medically untrained practitioners using unsterilised equipment. The complications and health risks associated with the procedure are also discussed.There are many personal stories from women affected and the profound effect that FGM has had on their lives is recounted. Professional medical, political, and anti FGM campaigners' opinions are all included
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Burrage, Hilary
Dewey number
392.1
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Female circumcision
  • Violence
  • Women
Target audience
adult
Label
Female mutilation : a global journey behind the curtains of the horrifying worldwide practice of female genital mutilation, Hilary Burrage
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057100740
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
199 pages
Isbn
9781742576077
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)921265678
Label
Female mutilation : a global journey behind the curtains of the horrifying worldwide practice of female genital mutilation, Hilary Burrage
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057100740
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
199 pages
Isbn
9781742576077
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)921265678

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