Heyyyyy, I’mmmm backkkkk!! So normally, I wouldn’t go into society and such because Sairah is a lot better at this BUT WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE?
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is where they cut the the female genitals deliberately for NO medical purpose and causes a lot of health problems in the future. There’s more than 200 million girls have had this done to them and it’s practiced in the Middle East, Africa, South Asia which has caused it to be a global concern! But nothing is done for them!! The procedure is carried out from the age of 2-15 and they do it against their will by tying them down. It causes a lot of people needing surgery when they grow up due to extreme pain and experience a lot of infections. They strip girls of their natural body and to mutilate it so they’re “clean”, they take away something so personal and private to them. I can’t understand why this is still being allowed.
There are cultural and social factors for this monstrous practice, and they claim that it’s tradition so they can marry off their daughters to men. It’s said that FGM is necessary for girls to prepare for marriage and adulthood. They cut off their external genital tissues and then sew it together! This absolutely disgusting, my heart breaks every time I hear the story. This causes women to feel scared of having sex because of the amount of pain that they would be in, it causes difficulties passing period blood, it causes urinary problems, and even death.
There are 4 types of FGM:
- “Type 1: this is the partial or total removal of the clitoral glans (the external and visible part of the clitoris, which is a sensitive part of the female genitals), and/or the prepuce/ clitoral hood (the fold of skin surrounding the clitoral glans).
- Type 2: this is the partial or total removal of the clitoral glans and the labia minora (the inner folds of the vulva), with or without removal of the labia majora (the outer folds of skin of the vulva ).
- Type 3: Also known as infibulation, this is the narrowing of the vaginal opening through the creation of a covering seal. The seal is formed by cutting and repositioning the labia minora, or labia majora, sometimes through stitching, with or without removal of the clitoral prepuce/clitoral hood and glans (Type I FGM).
- Type 4: This includes all other harmful procedures to the female genitalia for non-medical purposes, e.g. pricking, piercing, incising, scraping and cauterizing the genital area.”
This is copied off the WHO website here
This really disgusts me, I felt the need to raise awareness on this or else I would feel unsettled.
Lots of Love