Genital cutting refers to genital modification and mutilation of the human genitals using a cutting instrument. This terminology is often used in some literature specifically to avoid using the terms 'mutilation' or 'circumcision'. These practices can include: Female genital cutting (FGC) including: Clitoridectomy · Dysmenorrhea. Pages in category "Female genital mutilation". The following 29 pages are in this category, out of 29 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more). Female genital mutilation. A. Khalid Adem · Fuambai Ahmadu. B. Janice Boddy. C. Clitoridectomy. D. Khadidiatou Diallo · Aminata Diop. F. Pierre Foldès.
Clitoridectomies are the most common form of female genital mutilation. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that clitordectomies have been performed on million girls and women that are currently alive. The regions that most clitodectomies take place are Asia, the Middle East and west, north and east Africa. WHO fact sheet on female genital mutilation provides key facts and information on procedures, who is at risk, cultural, religious and social causes, international response and WHO response.