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...
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.
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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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...
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...
Dismemberment
Dismemberment is the act of cutting, tearing, pulling, wrenching or otherwise removing the limbs of a living thing. It has been practised upon human beings as a form of capital punishment, can occur a...
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Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003
The Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 (c. 31) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom applying to England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It was introduced by Baroness Rendell of Babergh on 14...
International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation is a UN-sponsored awareness day that takes place February 6 each year. It is an effort to make the world aware of female genital mutila...
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...
Moolaadé
Moolaadé ("magical protection") is a 2004 film by the Senegalese writer and director Ousmane Sembène. It addresses the subject of female genital mutilation, a common practice in a number of African c...
Moolaadé - Wikipedia
Supernumerary phantom limb
Supernumerary phantom limb is a condition where the affected individual believes and receives sensory information from limbs of the body that do not actually exist, and never have existed, in contradi...