Posts tagged "fgm"

The UK To Prosecute Parents Who Allow Female Genital Mutilation

Yesterday, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced that parents in the UK can now be prosecuted if they have their daughters' genitals cut.  Previously, it was only illegal in the UK to do the cutting yourself or to take a girl out of the country for female genital mutilation. [Guardian UKNew York Times] Judge G.

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 23, 2014

Kickass Woman of the Day: British Teen Fahma Mohamed Takes A Stand Against Female Genital Mutilation

Fahma Mohamed, a 17-year-old British student, is determined to make female genital mutation (FGM) a thing of the past in the UK. The process is intended to prevent sex from being pleasurable for a young woman so that she remains "pure" until marriage. The most common time for FGM to happen is over summer holidays,…

By: Claire Hannum / February 6, 2014

Female Genital Mutilation Should Be Treated As Child Abuse: Report

Female genital mutilation (also called female circumcision) should be treated just like child abuse and considered a crime, according to a new report called "Tackling Female Genital Mutilation In The UK." The report, which was put together by Equality Now, the Royal Colleges of Midwifery, Nursing, Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the union Unite, stipulated any evidence…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 4, 2013

British Government Goes Up Against Female Genital Mutilation

British Prime Minister David Cameron is set to announce a huge foreign aid plan to eradicate female genital mutilation across the world. FGM has been performed on roughly 140 million women worldwide with the intention of removing parts of their genitalia so they do not feel sexual pleasure. The government hopes it can reduce female…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 7, 2013

Study: Female Genital Mutilation Ruins Sex Lives

Today in No Duh News: women who are forced to have their genitals cut as young girls have more sexual dysfunction as adults, according to a new study in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. FGM or female circumcision removes all or part of a girl's clitoris and labia for the purpose of restricting…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 19, 2012

British Docs Busted For Offering Female Circumcision (Which Is Illegal And Also Horrible)

A doctor, a dentist, and an alternative medicine practitioner were all secretly filmed offering to perform or arrange female genital mutilation (FGM), according to the UK Guardian. FGM involves removing all or part of the external female genitalia, and sometimes sewing the opening to the vagina shut. It's all supposedly for the purpose of making…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 26, 2012