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Female Mutilation : The Global Journey Behind the Curtains of the Horrifying Worldwide Practice of

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The numbers of girls and women affected around the world are staggering. Death is not an uncommon outcome. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is the partial or complete removal of the external female genitals for cultural rather than medical or religious reasons—its origin is unknown. Practitioners believe the procedure enhances the girl’s health, hygiene, chastity, fertility and marriage prospects—the truth is it obliterates sexual pleasure, causes severe health problems and is sometimes fatal. This book covers this controversial cultural practice that is taking place around the world including in Western countries where it is illegal. Read the harrowing stories of women who have been genitally mutilated, their accounts of survival and their determination to end this injustice. Find out what is being done to combat this crime against women from those committed to see change.

Number of Pages: 199
Genre: History, Social Science, Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Women's Studies, Women
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Midpoint Trade Books Inc
Author: Hilary Burrage
Language: English
Street Date: May 2, 2016
TCIN: 51213705
UPC: 9781742576077
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-8040

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