Much has been written about female genital mutilation in Africa, but little attention has been paid to its existence in Britain.
Though it has been illegal in this country since 1985, it is practised secretly or children are sent abroad to have the operation.
From the social worker's point of view it is technically a form of child abuse which poses special problems.
Black and Debelle review the historical background of female genital mutilation and describe its medical complications.
Gallard discusses the problem in France, and Walder considers why such mutilation still continues in Britain.
Mots-clés Pascal : Excision, Appareil génital femelle, Clitoris, Comportement, Ethnie, Aspect culturel, Aspect juridique, Enfant, Femelle, Grande Bretagne, Mutilation, Homme, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Excision, Female genital system, Clitoris, Behavior, Ethnic group, Cultural aspect, Legal aspect, Child, Female, Great Britain, Human, United Kingdom, Europe
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0394525
Code Inist : 002B30A03. Création : 01/03/1996.