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The Obligation to Abolish Traditional Practices Harmful to Health

John Tobin

in The Right to Health in International Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199603299
eISBN:
9780191731662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603299.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

International law imposes an obligation on States to abolish traditional practices harmful to health. This chapter seeks to examine the nature of this obligation, the types of practices to be ... More


Precarious Subjectivities: Understanding the intimate labour involved in seeking clitoral reconstruction after female genital cutting

Malin Jordal

in Bodily Interventions and Intimate Labour: Understanding Bioprecarity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526138569
eISBN:
9781526152138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526138576.00019
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter centres on circumcised women’s experiences of bioprecarity in the context of seeking clitoral reconstructive surgery in Sweden. Female genital cutting (FGC), significant in marking the ... More


Honorable Mutilation? Changing Responses to Female Genital Cutting in Sudan

Ellen Gruenbaum

in Anthropology and Public Health: Bridging Differences in Culture and Society

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195374643
eISBN:
9780199865390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374643.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Female Genital Cutting practices (also known as FGM) are of several types—clitoridectomy, excision, infibulation, and reinfibulation—affecting women and girls in several African countries and other ... More


Issues Particularly Affecting the Female Child

Susan C. Mapp

in Global Child Welfare and Well-Being

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195339710
eISBN:
9780199863686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339710.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Many issues disproportionately affect girls. Sex-selective abortion and infanticide have created a gap of 60 million “missing” females. The cultural context of Female Genital Cutting and efforts to ... More


Reproductive Health Data

Rebecca J. Cook, Bernard M. Dickens, and Mahmoud F. Fathalla

in Reproductive Health and Human Rights: Integrating Medicine, Ethics, and Law

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241323
eISBN:
9780191696909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241323.003.0024
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter presents data on reproductive and sexual health. The first table in the chapter provides national data on fertility rates, contraceptive use, maternal health status and services, and ... More


The Autonomous Worthy Victim Frame: Comparing Female Genital Cutting and Domestic Violence

Meghana Nayak

in Who Is Worthy of Protection?: Gender-Based Asylum and U.S. Immigration Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199397624
eISBN:
9780199397648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199397624.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter posits that asylum seekers fleeing female genital cutting and domestic violence, two different types of violence, face similar expectations of offering a narrative about “autonomy.” ... More


The Twilight of Cutting: African Activism and Life after NGOs

Saida Hodzic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520291980
eISBN:
9780520965577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291980.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Departing from common treatment of female genital cutting as an African problem to be debated within Western moral and critical publics, this book examines how Ghanaians problematize and materialize ... More


Social Problems Ritual Female Excision and Medically Assisted Reproduction

Claude Lévi-Strauss

in We Are All Cannibals: And Other Essays

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231170680
eISBN:
9780231541268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170680.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

ritual female excision and medically assisted reproduction


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