Re: Uvulaectomies...why are they performed?

pvr/jkr (
25 Oct 1996 18:02:36 GMT

Yes, female genital mutilation is performed across Islamic Sub-Saharan
Africa,although *nowhere* in the Koran does it suggest the practice.
My professor and I had arrived at the same idea.
Has anyone come across this uvulectomy business?
School of Public Health
University of Hawaii
>Interesting. Are cliterodectomies performed in Chad? I don't know off
>hand, but the (spoken) rationale for that practice is to remove "male"
>appendages from women. Maybe this figures in somehow to uvulectomies, as
>you suggest.