This article is about male circumcision. For the practice sometimes referred to as "female circumcision", see Female genital cutting. Female Genital Mutilation, also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision, is the ritual cutting or removal of some or all of the external female genitalia. Circumcision is an operation in which the foreskin is removed. In common speech, In the Quran, no sura or ayat mention male or female circumcision.