Female genital mutilation/female circumcision (FGM/FC) refers to a group of traditional practices that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for cultural, religious, or other non-therapeutic reasons.
These practices are usually performed by a nonmedical practitioner in the home or other nonclinical setting.
Complications occurring immediately after the practice as well as those encountered months and years agerward can result in disability or premature death.
In 1996 Congress directed the Department of Health and Human Services to develop estimates of the prevalence of women and girls with or at risk for FGM/FC in the United States.
This paper reports those estimates, as derived by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which showed that in 1990 there were an estimated 169,000 girls and women living in the United States with or at risk for FGM/FC.
Mots-clés Pascal : Ablation, Clitoris, Petite lèvre, Infibulation, Aspect culturel, Immigration, Prévalence, Adulte, Homme, Enfant, Femelle, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Article synthèse, Epidémiologie, Appareil génital femelle, Victimologie, Mutilation sexuelle
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Ablation, Clitoris, Small pudendal lip, Infibulation, Cultural aspect, Immigration, Prevalence, Adult, Human, Child, Female, United States, North America, America, Review, Epidemiology, Female genital system, Victimology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0230827
Code Inist : 002B18F02. Création : 11/09/1998.