Female Genital Mutilation »

… damage done to healthy female genitalia, and can include circumcision, excision and infibulation.  In females, circumcision may involve removing the head of the clitoris or more extensive damage.

Excision can involve removal of the clitoris, prepuce and labia minora. Infibulation, also known as pharaonic circumcision, is the more drastic procedure.  It may be carried out at any age up until marriage, and can involve the amputation of the entire external genitalia. …