Cultures that practice FGM have many reasons why the procedures must be done some include: the procedure will reduce a women's desire for sex and in doing so will reduce the chance of sex outside the marriage, some view the clitoris and the labia as male parts on a female body, thus removal of these parts enhances the femininity of the girl, unless a female has undergone this procedure she is unclean and will not be allowed to handle food or water, bad genital odors can only be eliminated by removing the clitoris... [continues]
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