Female Genital Mutilation or Cutting refers to the ritual of cutting or removing some or all of a female’s external genitalia for non-medical reasons.
- Siobhán McGee, Salome Mbugua
- The Irish Times
It is usually carried out before puberty and sometimes as young as 12 – 24 months.
The origins of the practice include a mix of cultural, religious and social factors within families and communities.
However, the majority of the beliefs are based on myths and…