Abstract: A 14 page research paper that is based on the premise that the author is a nurse who is spending a year as a health practitioner to the Olinkan tribe. The author must state a position relative to the subject of female circumcision, a practice of the Olinkans. The writer gives both sides of this issue, but comes down unequivocally against female circumcision, or as it is more accurately called, female genital mutilation. In making this argument, the writer uses 'Tashi' from Alice Walker's 'Possessing the Secret of Joy' as a case study. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
Subcatagory: Women's Health Issues