Virginia De Micco : female genital mutilation, between fantasy and social practice

After providing a socio-anthropological framework for what is called female genital mutilation, a clinical sequence will enable us to examine the deepest unconscious underpinnings of these. Such social practices can shed light on the unconscious foundations of certain clinical manifestations, especially concerning adolescents and their odd « rites of passage ».

Adolescence, 2013, T. 31, n°3, pp. 723-741.