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female genital mutilation [3 records]

Record 1 2008-10-24

English

Subject field(s)
  • Genitourinary Surgery
  • Genitourinary Tract
  • Sociology of Women
  • Health Law
CONT

Female genital cutting (FGC) is the collective name given to traditional practices that involve the partial or total cutting away of the female external genitalia or other injury to the female genitals, whether for cultural or other non-therapeutic reasons.

OBS

The extensive literature on the subject, the support of international organizations, and the emergence of local groups working against the continuation practices appear to suggest that an international consensus has been reached. The terminology used to refer to these surgeries has changed, and the clearly disapproving and powerfully evocative expression of "female genital mutilation" has now all but replaced the possibly inaccurate, but relatively less value-laden term of "female circumcision".

Key term(s)
  • genital mutilation

French

Domaine(s)
  • Chirurgie génito-urinaire
  • Appareil génito-urinaire
  • Sociologie des femmes
  • Droit de la santé
CONT

Les mutilations sexuelles féminines [...] recouvrent toutes les interventions incluant l'ablation partielle ou totale des organes génitaux externes de la femme ou la lésion des organes génitaux féminins pratiquée pour des raisons culturelles ou religieuses ou pour toute autre raison non thérapeutique.

CONT

Le Collège des médecins et chirurgiens de l'Ontario a adopté, en 1992, une politique qui interdit la MGF [mutilation génitale féminine], déclarant que les médecins qui effectuent cette opération seront poursuivis pour inconduite professionnelle. Il en va de même dans cette province pour l'infibulation.

Key term(s)
  • mutilation génitale

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Cirugía genitourinaria
  • Aparato genitourinario
  • Sociología de la mujer
  • Derecho de salud
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Record 2 1999-09-16

English

Subject field(s)
  • Titles of Documents and Works
  • Genitourinary Tract
  • The Genitals
  • Sociology (General)
Key term(s)
  • Female Genital Mutilation
  • Female Genital Mutilation: Work Manual

French

Domaine(s)
  • Titres de documents et d'œuvres
  • Appareil génito-urinaire
  • Organes génitaux
  • Sociologie (Généralités)
OBS

Manuel préparé par l'Organisation nationale des femmes immigrantes et des femmes appartenant à une minorité visible du Canada.

OBS

Source(s) : Bureau pour la santé des femmes, Santé Canada.

Key term(s)
  • Mutilation des organes génitaux féminins
  • Mutilation des organes génitaux féminins : Manuel de travail

Spanish

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Record 3 1993-11-30

English

Subject field(s)
  • Titles of Documents and Works
OBS

A Policy Statement of The Society of Obstetricians and Gyneacologists of Canada (SOGC).

French

Domaine(s)
  • Titres de documents et d'œuvres
OBS

Une Déclaration de principe de la SOGC.

Spanish

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