FGM: The Difficult Debates
Female genital mutilation (FGM/‘cutting’) is an inherently difficult subject. The clash of social mores, clamours of righteousness from all quarters, vast contradictions evident in legal and child protection and the sheer sensitivities of the topic, contrasting personal vulnerability and grotesque practice, all make intervention perilous. And beyond that there are the demands for clarity about male circumcision and appropriate modes of action in the UK and elsewhere. But still 50+ UK children daily are at risk of abuse.
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Posted on May 1, 2012, in Articles Posted On Hilary's Professional Website and tagged #FGM, #NoFGM, Abuse, Children, Circumcision, Female genital mutilation (FGM), Health, Law, Male genital mutilation (MGM), Professional, Taboo, Women. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on FGM: The Difficult Debates.