In our Feature Stories section, we highlight breaking news related to female circumcision or resistance to FGM campaigns worldwide, human interest stories, and articles related to sexual and gynecological health, child birth and maternal well-being. With compelling photos and stories from around the world, we keep you up to date on the bold women at the forefront challenging FGM stigma and stereotyping.
In our Global News section, we cover positive stories and bring you images of female circumcision celebrated worldwide from Malaysia, Indonesia and India to the Sahara belt of Africa, Middle East, and pockets of South America as well as stories of women's global resistance to FGM campaigns
One of the biggest myths of FGM is the idea of disfigurement and women's sexual oppression. In this section we bring you the latest information on women's bodies and sexuality, the aesthetics of various female circumcision procedures, the medical benefits (and risks) as well as the real sexual experiences of circumcised women.
Western women condemn female circumcision as "mutilation", however more and more educated, wealthy, white European, American, Canadian, Australian, Scandinavian etc. women are "imitating" various forms of female circumcision and rebranding the procedures as "female genital cosmetic surgery". This SiA special focuses mainly on comparing white women's FGCS with WHO Types II Excision and III Infibulation, which are commonly referred to as the "African" types. Download the magazine and drop us a line to tell us what you think.
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