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Descriptor English: Circumcision, Female
Descriptor Spanish: Circuncisión Femenina
Descriptor Portuguese: Circuncisão Feminina
Descriptor French: Circoncision féminine
Entry term(s): Circumcisions, Female
Clitorectomies
Clitorectomy
Clitoridectomies
Clitoridectomy
Female Circumcision
Female Circumcisions
Genital Mutilation, Female
Infibulation
Infibulations
Tree number(s): E02.218.085.165
E04.085.165
E04.950.300.200
I01.076.201.450.199
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019093
Scope note: A general term encompassing three types of excision of the external female genitalia - Sunna, clitoridectomy, and infibulation. It is associated with severe health risks and has been declared illegal in many places, but continues to be widely practiced in a number of countries, particularly in Africa.
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ED education
EH ethnology
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MO mortality
MT methods
NU nursing
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
Previous Indexing: Circumcision (1990-1995)
Public MeSH Note: 96
History Note: 96
DeCS ID: 32805
Unique ID: D019093
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Date Established: 1996/01/01
Date of Entry: 1995/06/07
Revision Date: 2006/07/05
Circumcision, Female - Preferred
Concept UI M0028497
Scope note A general term encompassing three types of excision of the external female genitalia - Sunna, clitoridectomy, and infibulation. It is associated with severe health risks and has been declared illegal in many places, but continues to be widely practiced in a number of countries, particularly in Africa.
Preferred term Circumcision, Female
Entry term(s) Circumcisions, Female
Female Circumcision
Female Circumcisions
Infibulation - Narrower
Concept UI M0028499
Preferred term Infibulation
Entry term(s) Infibulations
Clitoridectomy - Narrower
Concept UI M0028498
Preferred term Clitoridectomy
Entry term(s) Clitorectomies
Clitorectomy
Clitoridectomies
Genital Mutilation, Female - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0407974
Preferred term Genital Mutilation, Female



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