GENITAL MUTILATION

The mutilation of external genitalia. Can be a cultural tradition, religious ritual, self-harming behaviour due to psychosis and a violent act during wartime on enemies.

GENITAL MUTILATION: "Circumcision is a form of genital mutilation."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "GENITAL MUTILATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/genital-mutilation/ (accessed June 28, 2017).
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