“Female Genital Mutilation or Cutting (FGM/C)”

Jurisdiction: United States United States

FGM/C refers to cutting and other procedures that injure female genital organs for non-medical reasons. The U.S. government opposes FGM/C, no matter the type, degree, or severity, and no matter what the motivation for performing it. The U.S. government considers FGM/C to be a serious human rights abuse, gender-based violence, and, when done to children, a form of child abuse.

Source: USCIS Glossary, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services