This material is a compilation of issues regarding the effects of FGM on newborns, children, adolescents and young adults. It also shows the prevalence in various countries in Africa, and looks at the reasons why there is support for FGM in Egypt, Mali, Central African Republic and Eritrea.
This book opens with a description of female circumcision/female genital mutilation, its history and its health consequences. The authors look at the reasons used to justify controlling women's sexuality, tradition, interpretation of religious dictates and present a history of the movement working to combat it.
This book focuses on the worldwide abuse of the female body, whether culturally sanctioned, aesthetically inspired, or politically motivated. There is also special attention paid to African women, colonial discourse and imperialist intervention in the name of addressing FGM in Africa.
This book is relevant for those who care for women and girls who have had, or are at risk of having, female genital mutilation. It focuses on caring for both the physical and psychological needs of the vulnerable or suffering and maintains an understanding, holistic and objective approach to the current situation. It contains colour plates, illustrations, photos and graphs.