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GONZALEZ HENAO, Raquel. Female genital ablation in embera chami communities. Cad. Pagu [online]. 2011, n.37, pp.163-183. ISSN 1809-4449.

This article approaches the topic of the genital feminine ablation. It is a practice realized by some indigenous communities embera chamí, who live in the western zone of Colombia. From an anthropologic perspective and using elements of feminism, this article analyzes the relation among ablation, the cultural construction of feminine identity, the regulation of sexuality and the social mandates directed to women.

Keywords : Ablation; Culture; Sexuality; Emberá Chamí.

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