1Vasile Nițescu, 2Doina Ramba 1 Medical Centre of Obstetrics-Gynecology and Sexology; 2 Clinical Hospital “Colentina ”- Medical Clinic
This paper raises the issue of non-medical genital mutilation acts conducted on various individuals before marriage, carried out nowadays, in the 21st century, also in Europe (Belgium, France, England), as well as in Canada, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, USA too, due to immigrants coming from countries where genital mutilation is performed in 98% of women. For African countries, although in the constitution of Somalia – genital mutilation of women is not permitted, or declared forbidden (e.g. in Egypt), genital mutilation is frequently performed.
The evolution of the morpho-functional perfection of the human brain and body adds to the quality of sexual intercourse between males and females. Following mutilation, the capacity of external genital organs is removed for life, as is the protection of the biological future of the females in question.
The types of non-medical mutilation of the external genital organs of girls may be singular (partial or total clitoridectomy, excision of small labia and their suture) or complex and combined, causing very serious immediate complications (the latest case referred to by the press in July 2018 – in Somalia, where a 10-year-old girl was taken by her mother to have her traditionally circumcised, with the mutilation of the genital organs causing a hemorrhagic shock leading to her death).
Immigrants respect their ethnic and religious traditions, including the ritual of female genital mutilation at puberty (on 14-15 years old girls) or in their teenage years. Upon marrying people from the country of adoption, women adopt the religion and traditions of their partner, as well as the non-medical mutilation of their daughter.
According to Beatrice Ioan and collaborators, the occurrence of genital mutilation has been on the rise, which indicates that the communities of refugees from Somalia, Yemen to Great Britain, circa 10,000 children are at the risk of genital mutilation, as a result of their parents conferring them identity as per tradition.
I emphasize the fact that immigrants comprise a social group bringing also their epidemiological pathology into the country of adoption, such as transmissible diseases characteristic of the place of origin.
mutilation, female, external genital organs, tradition, brain.