female circumcision

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Definition

Harmful procedures to the female genitalia for non-medical purposes. 

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Source(s)

World Health Organization – WHO (2008). Eliminating Female Genital Mutilation: An Interagency Statement – UNAIDS, UNDP, UNECA, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNHCHR, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNIFEM, WHO.

URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1123