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This section of the website provides different in-depth perspectives related to female genital cutting.
L'Ethique Sexuelle en Droit Musulman et Arabe: Cas de L'Egypte Passe, Present et Avenir. - Sami Al-Deeb
Sexual ethics in Islamic and Arabic Laws: the Case of Ancient, Present, and Future Egypt
Female Genital Mutilation in Cameroon- Man of God Killed by Chief’s Henchmen. By Austine Arrey –Today Cameroon
Dr. Nawal El Saadawi's Introduction to "Male and Female Circumcision in the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Communities: Religious Debate" by Sami Aldeeb.
Introduction to Sam Aldeeb's book
This paper was presented at the Second International Symposium on Circumcision in San Francisco, April-30 - May 3, 1991
The Sexual Experience and Marital Adjustment of Genitally Circumcised and Infibulated Females in The Sudan - Hanny Lightfoot-Klein
In a study conducted over a 5-year period, the author interviewed over 300 Sudanese women and 100 Sudanese men on the sexual experience of circumcised and infibulated women. Sudanese circumcision involves excision of the clitoris, the labia minora and the inner layers of the labia majora, and fusion or infibulation of the bilateral wound. The findings of this study indicate that sexual desire, pleasure, and orgasm are experienced by the majority of women who have been subjected to this extreme sexual mutilation, in spite of their also being culturally hound to hide these experiences. These findings also seriously question the importance of the clitoris as an organ that must be stimulated in order to produce female orgasm, as is often maintained in Western sexological literature.
To Mutilate in the Name of Jehovah or Allah: Legitimization of Male and FemaleCircumcision. - Sami Al-Deeb
Analysis of male and female circumcision in the context of Judaism and Islam