Facts about Female Genital Cutting for Community Members

What is Female Genital Cutting (FGC)?

Female genital cutting means cutting, removing, or sewing closed some or all of a girl’s or woman’s private parts. FGC can also be called female circumcision, female genital mutilation, “khatna” or khafd”, or “tahor.” FGC can go by many other names that are not listed here.

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