Clitoridectomy, Illustration

Clitoridectomy, Illustration

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Credit: Gwen Shockey/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Illustration of a partial excision or clitoridectomy of the labia minora. One of various methods of ritual removal of some or all of the female genitalia. These procedures are performed by a traditional circumciser using a blade or razor, with or without anaesthesia. Female genital mutilation has been outlawed or restricted in most of the countries in which it occurs.

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