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I would like to suggest that the section Health is updated in keeping with WHO advice on female genital 'mutilation', as has the Wikipedia page on FGM - see section Terminology.
It's rarely referred to by any health organisation as circumcision, nor is it compared to male circumcision, another fact referred to on the Wiki page, and I'd like to see the reference to male circumcision reworded to avoid what sounds like a comparison. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Michellegraham (talk • contribs) 13:01, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
Female circumcision/FGM is actually quite often likened to male circumcision. This is because both procedures involve the removal of genital tissue for what are essentially cultural reasons, both have their opponents, and both have had laws either tabled or passed to legally proscribe them (e.g. ). Both also have their "corrective" surgeries designed to reverse some of the physical changes the procedures have engendered. The main difference is that male circumision is today practised around the world, often on babies in hospitals, so it is more widely considered socially acceptable. This wasn't always the situation, though. At any rate, I've changed it to FGM, female circumcision's synonym. Middayexpress (talk) 15:49, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
I'm unfamiliar with this advice, but would like to weigh in on the matter. What is WHO's advice and what changes would this entail? I checked Female genital mutilation#Terminology, but it was not immediately obvious to me. Would anyone mind clarifying the situation for me? Zell Faze (talk) 13:09, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
The WHO labels the procedure FGM, a term coined in the 1970s. However, it is one of the primary opponents described above of the practice. Proponents of the procedure still call it by their respective traditional names, which invariably amount to variations of "female circumcision". At any rate, both appellations are noted. Middayexpress (talk) 18:00, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
If a citation could be found for it, it might be worth changing it to say "FGM (known within the country as female circumcision)". I would tend to prefer the title FGM for it myself, but I can see having both in the article. Zell Faze (talk) 20:12, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
It says "female genital mutilation (female circumcision)". The synonyms are already in the link-through. Middayexpress (talk) 20:24, 7 July 2014 (UTC)