"Circumcision, Female" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
A general term encompassing three types of excision of the external female genitalia - Sunna, clitoridectomy, and infibulation. It is associated with severe health risks and has been declared illegal in many places, but continues to be widely practiced in a number of countries, particularly in Africa.
- Circumcision, Female
- Circumcisions, Female
- Female Circumcisions
- Female Circumcision
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Circumcision, Female".
- Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment [E]
- Therapeutics [E02]
- Cosmetic Techniques [E02.218]
- Body Modification, Non-Therapeutic [E02.218.085]
- Circumcision, Female [E02.218.085.165]
- Surgical Procedures, Operative [E04]
- Body Modification, Non-Therapeutic [E04.085]
- Circumcision, Female [E04.085.165]
- Urogenital Surgical Procedures [E04.950]
- Gynecologic Surgical Procedures [E04.950.300]
- Circumcision, Female [E04.950.300.200]
- Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena [I]
- Social Sciences [I01]
- Anthropology [I01.076]
- Anthropology, Cultural [I01.076.201]
- Culture [I01.076.201.450]
- Circumcision, Female [I01.076.201.450.199]
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Circumcision, Female".
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