Authors: G. L. Melani Upekshika



World Health Organization discusses that female genital mutilation sometimes referred to as vaginal circumcision, female genital mutilation, etc., is the partial or full removal of female genitalia. The mortality toll is also significant as a result of this procedure, which denies many women their right to their bodies. The primary goal of this study is to examine how female genital mutilation affects women. And Another goal is, to examine the prevalence of this practice, and its current nature, and provide recommendations for how to lessen and avoid its harmful effects. The secondary data included in this study were collected from statistics published in research, books, journals, and research papers about FGM. Female genital mutilation, which has its roots in tradition, has spread around the world. Many detrimental consequences on women and girls worldwide might be found thanks to this investigation. Some of them include loss of sexual enjoyment, difficulty and discomfort in completing sexual body functions, excessive bleeding that results in death, and the mental stress that follows. Eliminating the irrational justification for female genital mutilation from people’s minds, socializing the effects of this practice on women, strengthening legal action against this baseless practice, and persuading future generations that female genital mutilation is an outdated and unfair practice are the recommendations of this study.

Keywords: Female Genital Mutilation, Gender, Girls, Woman

How to Cite: Upekshika, G. L., 2023. Female Genital Mutilation. ‘Pumithiri e-journal of Gender Studies, 2(1), pp.60-75.

Published on 08 Mar 2023