MEDICALISATION OF FGM

RIGHTS-KENYA: A Disturbing Trend in Female Genital Mutilation
New trends in FGM

Medical doctors, health workers and nurses are now performing FGM in countries such as Egypt, Sudan & Kenya usually girls from wealthy families whilst poor familites still use traditonal circumcisers without anaesthetic.

“Cutting the Rose” by Efua Dorkenoo (Minority Rights Publications, 1994) is an excellent book that covers all aspects of FGM including the practice itself and case studies from Africa. If you are interested in this subject then this book is an excellent place to start. Ms Dorkenoo is presently writing an update to the book.