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Excision As part of traditional cultural practices between twenty and ninety-four million African females and an unknown number of Indonesian and Malaysian mostly young girls undergo some form of genital removal every year This procedure is called Circumcision----give definition here Then explain the elements of paper There are three forms of circumcision The mildest form of circumcision involves cutting off the hood prepuce of the clitoris This is often called sunna or traditional circumcision The next level of removal is excision or clitoridectomy which involves cutting off all or part of the clitoris and part or all of the labia minora Lastly and even more extreme is infibulation or pharaonic circumcision in which part or all of the middle section of the labia majora is also cut off The two sides of the vulva are then pinned together with acacia thorns or stitched together with a catgut or silk sutures leaving a small opening for menstrual blood and urine While this procedure is not as common as the others infibulation is still widely practiced in Africa I dont know if anyone has come to realize it or not but the health and medical consequences can be serious Tetanus give definition from unsterilized tools chronic vaginal andor urinary infections very painful menstruation cysts as large as grapefruits scar tissue which interferes with sexual arousal andor response pain during intercourse urinary incontinence and totally obstructed birth which can result in the death of mother andor baby Some believe that circumcision is a deeply embedded way of life It is often regarded as a basic part of growing up and is viewed by many adult women with special pride as a unique proof of their womanhood Usually circumcision is performed because people believe it is proof of virginity and thus will ensure marriageability This is not the point The point is that it is extremely difficult to convince many women and men that this maiming life-threatening
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