I was shocked to learn that female circumcision is widely practiced in many countries especially in Africa. It was the death of a 12-year-old girl in Upper Egypt a few days ago that triggered an angry barrage of appeals from human rights groups to both the government and the medical profession to act swiftly and stamp out the practice.
after this incident, Egypt has announced that it is imposing a complete ban
on female circumcision (also known as genital mutilation)
Why do people conduct this practice, Does it really inhibit women excitation. I though this is all in the mind anyway?
additionally, i do not recall having come across any Islamic recitation in support of female circumcision. However, male circumcision is widely practiced all over the word for Hygienic reason (if among other things)