The form and conditions under which the genital cutting happens are varied. With thanks to Integrate Bristol. I remember my grandmother taking me home and telling me I had to pee, I was terrified. The practice appears to vary regionally, and there are clerics who denounce FGM, those who promote it, and also those that say it is mandatory. There can even be financial consequences to the businesses of the parents of girls who object to FGM. We have now changed to razorblades because many girls became sick.
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She shares her life long emotional journey that led her to make this decision, her fear and hopes and her joy after the surgery. Khatna, FGM is illegal. Limited Company registered in England and Wales, number Then I realised she was going to use it on me. You were blindfolded but I remember being put on top of a lap of a woman and there was a cut.
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This comes with significant cost to both the community and health care system which loses productive members of the community to preventable conditions and the cost repairing the fistulas [ 9 ]. The fact, it is said, that he has decreed that anybody found engaging in the practice will be banished from the community is not deterrent enough for the women who brag about the reasons why it is important to preserve their age-long culture. Fistula and subsequent loss of bodily functionalities such as uncontrollable leakage of body wastes, was reported by the women to result in rejection by spouses, families, friends and communities. GJG designed the study, conducted data collection, data analysis, conducted the literature review co-wrote the manuscript. This rejection further led to mental, physical and social suffering. We reserve the right to close comments at any time. Suddenly, I felt anxious.
Sunna hadith is a religious scripture. Loose lips sink ships. My sisters crying died out eventually. The video will start in 8 Cancel Play now. I have never told a living soul about my mutilation except my 2 younger sisters, they are also victims. All three adults were members of the Dawoodi Bohra community, a group of Muslims originally from India that now number around 1. Price controls would stifle innovation in the pharmaceutical industry.