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Gholami A, Moghadami N. Possible Crimes in Female Circumcision and the Need for its Criminalization. Medical Law Journal. 2018; 12 (45) :59-85
URL: http://ijmedicallaw.ir/article-1-877-en.html
1- at Faculty of Islamic Theology and Law, Imam Sadegh University, Tehran, Iran. (Corresponding author)
2- Shahid Bahonar University, Kerman, Iran
The circumcision of girls in some of its forms causes irreparable harm to women's physical integrity and while some jurisprudential sources, such as Sunni jurisprudence and Imam's jurisprudence, expresses the positive attitude of fiqh to the circumcision of girls and sometimes the verdict is based on this. The question that is posed here is the Shia jurisprudents' view of this subject and its ruling.
Writers by means of content analysis of narrative and jurisprudential texts and investigating types of female circumcision and their accordance with the provisions of related texts, explains this significance that Islam permission commandment in relation to female circumcision includes only one type of circumcision which is the mildest degree. Other types of it, that in some cases involve injuries are excluded from this permission. That is why it is necessary to decrease the prevalence of this action and administer justice of victims, it is expected to perform effective criminal supports such as criminalization against instances of female circumcision that are excluded from Islam permission commandment and cause serious injuries to their physical and mental integrity.

Please cite this article as: Gholami A, Moghadami N. Possible Crimes in Female Circumcision and the Need for its Criminalization. Iran J Med Law 2018; 12(45): 59-85.
Type of Study: Original Article |
Received: 2016/09/10 | Accepted: 2018/02/10

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