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Clitorectomy

Postby Brazilian dude » Wed Nov 23, 2005 11:09 am

Clitorectomy is the surgical removal of the clitoris. It is often accompanied by the removal of the inner labia as well. Other forms of female circumcision include: pricking or removing the clitoral hood, but not the clitoris, removing the clitoris, inner labia and part of the outer labia, and pharonic circumicision or infibulation, the sewing together of the remainder of the outer labia, leaving only a small opening for the flow of urine and menstrual fluids. According to the World Health Organization, clitorectomy is considered a rite of passage for female children in many African, Indonesian and Malaysian cultures.


Do we need a mohel for that?

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Re: Clitorectomy

Postby Stargzer » Wed Nov 23, 2005 12:05 pm

Brazilian dude wrote: . . .

Do we need a mohel for that?

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No, only a warped world-view as far as I know.
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Postby Flaminius » Wed Nov 23, 2005 12:20 pm

a warped world-view

which, according to my fieldwork professor, was promoted partly by reportages by Western scholars and journalists falsefully identifying these locally-limited rites as generally African or Islamic. When nationalism bloomed in Africa, he contended, female circumcision was embraced by locals as typically African custom.

BD, could you provide the original source? I never knew female circumcision is practised in South East Asia. I intend to enquire my Malaysian friends where and how often the said practise is observed.
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Postby Brazilian dude » Wed Nov 23, 2005 12:36 pm

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Postby Sunny » Fri Nov 25, 2005 1:27 am

In my little sheltered world I had no idea what a mohel is or was or did. Imagine my surprise and repulsion when I googled and came up with this article. Do they still practise the sucking of the blood from the wound? :?
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Postby Apoclima » Fri Nov 25, 2005 1:39 am

Mutilation of the human body should be postponed until the age of majority and consent is given.

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Postby Brazilian dude » Fri Nov 25, 2005 12:39 pm

In my little sheltered world I had no idea what a mohel is or was or did. Imagine my surprise and repulsion when I googled and came up with this article.

Well, I gave mohel the meaning I'm used to: someone who performs circumcision on a Jewish boy in a ceremony called briss.

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Postby M. Henri Day » Fri Nov 25, 2005 2:20 pm

I'm with Sitran all the way on this one. Let such choices be made freely by the individual concerned, not by parents, aunts and uncles, or whomever !...

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By the way, the term I learned for this procedure is «clitoridectomy» (from the genetive form of the noun «clitoris»), which gets nearly five times as many hits in a Google search as «clitorectomy»....
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Postby Brazilian dude » Fri Nov 25, 2005 2:42 pm

By the way, the term I learned for this procedure is «clitoridectomy» (from the genetive form of the noun «clitoris»), which gets nearly five times as many hits in a Google search as «clitorectomy»....

I have to agree with you on this one, the genitive is the case regularly used for Latin compounds: cf. terraemotus, which gave Portuguese/Spanish/Italian terremoto.

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Postby M. Henri Day » Fri Nov 25, 2005 2:50 pm

Brazilian dude wrote:...

I have to agree with you on this one, ...


If you pray hard, BD, your sin might just possibly be forgiven....

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Postby Brazilian dude » Fri Nov 25, 2005 2:53 pm

That sounds better than having to confess my plethora of sins to a priest.

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