poverty, sexual health, gender inequality, women
Female Genital Cutting (FGC) is the partial or complete removal of a female's external genitalia. Though it is practiced all over the world. FGC is particularly prevalent on the African continent. This procedure is most commonly done to girls at a young age; FGC creates negative physical health effects for the rest of their lives, and often causes trauma. Because of these negative consequences, the United Nations has officially stated that FGC violates basic human rights. However, many communities continue to practice female genital cutting for social and cultural reasons.
Jensen, Chloe and Friedbaum, Evie
"Female Genital Cutting in Africa,"
Ballard Brief: Vol. 2018:
1, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/ballardbrief/vol2018/iss1/2