Female genital mutilation
Female genital mutilation (FGM) involves the removal or alternation of female genitals as part of a religious or social custom, on a woman or girls that does not, or cannot consent to the procedure. As a result of pressure by many organisations FGM is now illegal in most nations. Many nations have laws that prohibit that removal of a woman or girl to another nation for the purposes of performing FGM. Contrast to male genital mutilation which remains legal throughout the world. Recent legislative changes in the US may open the door to FGM.