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Circumcision, Female MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Circumcision, Female
Tree Number(s)
E02.218.085.165
E04.085.165
E04.950.300.200
I01.076.201.450.199
Unique ID
D019093
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019093
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Clitorectomy
Clitoridectomy
Female Circumcision
Genital Mutilation, Female
Infibulation
Previous Indexing
Circumcision (1990-1995)
Public MeSH Note
96
History Note
96
Date Established
1996/01/01
Date of Entry
1995/06/07
Revision Date
2006/07/05
Circumcision, Female Preferred
Infibulation Narrower
Clitoridectomy Narrower
Genital Mutilation, Female Related
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