Mutilation
Mutilation or maiming is an act of physical injury that degrades the appearance or function of any living body.
Some ethnic groups practice ritual mutilation, e.g. scarification, burning, flagella...
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FGM charge for Detroit doctor Jumana Nagarwala in US first
Jumana Nagarwala could face life in jail if convicted of mutilating young girls over more than a decade.
Man Gets Prosthetic Legs That Resemble His Beloved Dalmatians
An amputee is paying tribute to the dogs that inspire him to get out of bed in the morning. Gordon Sanderson says over the past 10 years he lost both of his ...
U.N. Call For An End To Female Genital Mutilation Leads To New Rituals With Milk, Honey And Sex Ed
The chief of the U.N. has called for a "better way" to mark the coming-of-age of girls. Some communities are paving the way with a new kind of ritual.
A look at the first ever mind-controlled bionic limb for amputees
Össur, a company based in Iceland, is currently making an innovative bionic limb for physically disabled people that can be controlled with the mind of the user. It might sound far-fetched but with th...
Device May Allow Sensations In Prosthetic Hands
To the nearly 2 million people in the United States living with the loss of a limb, including U.S. military veterans, prosthetic devices provide restored mobility, yet lack sensory feedback. A team of...
Amputation
Amputation is the removal of a body extremity by trauma, prolonged constriction, or surgery. As a surgical measure, it is used to control pain or a disease process in the affected limb, such as malign...
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Female genital mutilation
Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision, is the ritual removal of some or all of the external female genitalia. Typically carried out by a traditi...
Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children
The Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children (IAC) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) which seeks to change social values and raise consciousne...
Female circumcision controversy (Kenya, 1929–32)
The female circumcision controversy is a period in Kenyan historiography, ca. 1929–1932, describing British efforts to stop the practice of female genital mutilation in Kenya. Their efforts were met w...
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Comfort Momoh
Comfort Iyabo Amah Momoh is a midwife in England who specializes in the study and treatment of female genital mutilation (FGM). Originally from Nigeria, Momoh is an FGM and public health specialist at...
Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation (Scotland) Act 2005
The Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation (Scotland) Act 2005 (asp 8) is an Act of the Scottish Parliament. It extended previous legislation by also making it illegal for UK nationals to perform fe...
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Stump sock
Stump socks are tubular medical or clothing accessories with a blind end that are fashioned similar to socks, usually without a heel. They are worn on amputation stumps for a number of reasons. As stu...
Phantom limb
A cat attempting to use its left forearm to scoop litter several months after it has been amputated.A phantom limb is the sensation that an amputated or missing limb (even an organ, like the appendi...
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Religious views on female genital mutilation
Religious views on female genital mutilation (FGM) vary even within the same religious tradition. FGM is found only within and adjacent to Muslim communities, but the practice predates Islam, and is n...
Pierre Foldès
The French surgeon, of Hungarian origin, Pierre Foldès (6 May 1951, Paris) is the inventor, in collaboration with the urologist Jean-Antoine Robein, of a technique to repair the damage caused by femal...
Richard Shweder
Richard Allan Shweder (born 1945) is an American cultural anthropologist and a figure in cultural psychology. He is currently Harold H. Swift Distinguished Service Professor of Human Development in th...
Carla Obermeyer
Carla Makhlouf Obermeyer is a medical anthropologist and epidemiologist specializing in the study of fertility and HIV. A former associate professor of Population and International Health at Harvard U...
Body integrity identity disorder
Body integrity identity disorder (BIID, also referred to as amputee identity disorder) is a psychological disorder wherein sufferers feel they would be happier living as an amputee. It is related to x...
Janice Boddy
Janice Boddy is a Canadian anthropologist, currently Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto. Boddy specializes in medical anthropology, religion, gender issues and colonialism in Sudan...
Khalid Adem
Khalid Adem (born 1975) is an Ethiopian American who was both the first person prosecuted and first person convicted for female genital mutilation (FGM) in the United States, stemming from charges tha...
Apotemnophilia
Apotemnophilia is sexual arousal based on the image or fantasy of one's self as an amputee. It can be associated with Body integrity identity disorder (BIID) in which otherwise sane and rational indi...
Skoptsy
The Skoptsy (Russian: скопцы, also transliterated as Skoptzy, Skoptzi, Skoptsi, Skopzi, Scoptsy, Skapetz and other spellings) were a secret sect in Tsarist Russia. The Skoptsy are best known for p...
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