Tag Archives: Cyprus

Female Genital Mutilation: cultural practices, historical moments, and medical issues

Alexandros Argyriadis Agathi Argyriadi Limassol, Cyprus   Photo UNICEF / Olivier Asselin. Accessed via MONUSCO on Flickr. CC BY-SA 2.0 Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as any procedure that involves partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for […]

The Holy Infirmary of the Knights of St. John in Malta

Sally Metzler Chicago, Illinois, United States    Left: Exterior of Sacra Infirmaries, Malta; R: Interior On a small island near Sicily, where today one hears the rich Maltese language—a mixed tongue of Italian, Arabic, English, and even French—a hospital was established in 1574 by the Knights of St. John.  These aristocratic, militaristic, and religious men […]