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Female Mutilation
Author: Burrage Hilary

ISBN: 9781742576077
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1 February 2016
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 15.0 x 2.2
This book will cover the controversial cultural practice that is taking place even in the Western world where the practice is illegal. It will explain the different types of FGM and give an overview of the rite of passage and why it is practised by different cultures with different religious persuasions.

In many cases the procedure is performed by medically untrained women using unsterilised equipment and so this book will cover the complications and health risks involved. There will also be personal stories included from women who have had this mutilation done to them, and the effect it has had on their lives.

About the Author

Hilary Burrage is a consultant sociologist and journalist. A long-time campaigner for eradicating female genital mutilation (FGM), Hilary has researched and written many articles on this topic. Since January 2014, Hilary has been working to support the Guardian newspaper to launch a campaign to eradicate female genital mutilation. Not merely reporting on its occurrence, the objective is to eradicate FGM across the globe within a generation. The focus is on what we can all do to make thi...

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