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.
Female Genital Cutting: A Fact Sheet. Office of Women’s Health; US Dept. of Health & Human Services, https://bit.ly/2lW51bF; retrieved January 2018.
Khatna, Khafz or Female Genital Cutting; Sahiyo, www.sahiyo.com; retrieved April 2018.
What Is Female Genital Mutilation (FGM?); Forward Youth; www.forwardyouth.org.uk; retrieved April 2018.
Female Genital Mutilation Fact Sheet; World Health Organization (WHO); https://bit.ly/2V6Bp24; retrieved September 2017.
Michigan Compiled Laws; www.legistaure.mi.gov; retrieved October 2017.