Circumcision

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To circumcise something literally means "to cut around." This almost always refers to the removal or cutting of the male foreskin, although less commonly it refers to female circumcision, which is either the removal of the clitoral hood or hood splitting. It is also applied mistakenly to female genital mutilation, which can refer to the removal of the clitoris itself, or the occlusion of the vagina.

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