Female Genital Mutilation
A women’s body is a masterpiece. It is a beautifully shaped and very fascinating. There so many things to study and look at it because it is very unique. As little girls grow up they do not understand much about there own anatomy. However girls learn what their body will develop into by looking at the mother. Young girls also learn about there bodies by feeling different sensations and asking questions. The perfect individual to ask about a woman’s body is a woman. A woman knows her own body better than anyone else does. Woman explore by looking at themselves, feeling themselves, and studying the female anatomy. As girls grow up they turn into women and there bodies ...view middle of the document...
According to the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, authors of Our Bodies, Ourselves, female genital mutilation is a procedure and “it involves cutting parts of the external genitals of girls or young women as a rite of passage into womanhood and to curb sexuality” (646). It is used to prevent women from having any genital satisfaction with them selves or with a loved one. Traditionally it is viewed as a transition from being a girl to a woman. Ranging from different cultures or parts of the country there are other names for Female genital mutilation. It is also known as female genital cutting or female circumcision. However, female genital mutilation procedures have been practiced for a long time and it is still being practiced today.
There are three types of female genital mutilation procedures that have been practiced. The first type of female genital mutilation is called
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