Most often the mutilation is performed before puberty, often on girls between the age of four and eight, but recently it is increasingly performed on babies who are only a couple of days, weeks or months old. A variety of sharp objects are used, such as knives, scissors and razors - usually not disinfected. FGM is usually performed by professional circumcisers; women who have a high reputation within their societies.
I am a Muslim girl and I shouldn't be wondering this but I can't help it. In my country, when a girl is born they perform clitoridectomy where the clit is partially removed. I asked my mother why they do that and she said it's so that the girl won't orgasm easily so they won't turn into "bad" girls.
Female genital mutilation FGMalso known as female genital cutting and female circumcision[a] is the ritual cutting or removal of some or all of the external female genitalia. Typically carried out by a traditional circumciser using a blade, FGM is conducted from days after birth to puberty and beyond. In half the countries for which national figures are available, most girls are cut before the age of five. They include removal of the clitoral hood and clitoral glans ; removal of the inner labia ; and removal of the inner and outer labia and closure of the vulva.
Clitoridectomy or clitorectomy is the surgical removal, reduction, or partial removal of the clitoris. It is often performed on intersex newborns. Commonly, non-medical removal of the clitoris is performed during female genital mutilation FGM.
In most societies where FGM happens, it is seen as a cultural tradition and is deeply rooted in inequality between the sexes. In my east African culture, women are circumcised for a number of reasons. First of all, the clitoris is believed to be impure.
Female genital mutilations is a widespread practice in the 4th most populous nation in the world. Here's why. Unicef says million women and girls living today have undergone female genital mutilation.
The website offered three kinds of clitorectomy: removal of the clitoral hood, removal of the clitoris with the hood and small labia, and infibulation the removal of the inner and outer labia, and the suturing of the vulva. According to the U. Unofficially, the surgery is carried out underground in Western countries, as well.
Female Genital Mutilation FGM comprises all procedures involving partial or total removal of the female external genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons as defined by the World Health Organisation WHO. Immediate consequences of FGM include severe pain and bleeding, shock, difficulty in passing urine, infections, injury to nearby genital tissue and sometimes death. T he procedure can result in death through severe bleeding leading to haemorrhagic shock, neurogenic shock as a result of pain and trauma, and overwhelming infection and septicaemiaaccording to Manfred Nowak, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
Somalia used to be known for its radical, painful and unhealthy female circumcision practices. The closed vagina was then to be cut open again after marriage. Anab Badi Osoble 20mother of two daughters in Mogadishu, Somalia, thinks she is a lot better off than those women who have undergone the radical old style faraonic circumcision. Of course, other women who have not been cut at all are still more whole than I am.