“Case Vignette: Child Abuse or Acceptable Cultural Norms, in Ethics & Behaviour”

This is a case of FGM regarding three Gambian families with preadolescent daughters abroad. None of the girls had yet undergone the ritual "female circumcision" commonly practiced. Five of the six parents think it would be a good idea to hold such a ritual ceremony. The sixth parent is uneasy about the procedure and wonders about its appropriateness. 

Brant, Rene
Source publication: 
Ethics & Behaviour, vol. 5., is. 3: 283-92