There’s a piece from Discovery going around right now with a focus on the origins of female genital mutialtion. Inter alia:
While the term infibulation has its roots in ancient Rome, where female slaves had fibulae (broochs) pierced through their labia to prevent them from getting pregnant, a widespread assumption places the origins of female genital cutting in pharaonic Egypt.
- via: How Did Female Genital Mutilation Begin? (Discovery)
Do we have an ancient source that mentions this? Or is this another case of a Latin word leading someone, somewhere to infer that the practice must have been Roman?