Facts About Female Genital Mutilation

Monday July 10, 2017 Copied from World Health Organization Website: Key facts • Female genital mutilation (FGM) includes procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. • The procedure has no health benefits for girls and women. • Procedures can cause severe bleeding as well as complications in childbirth increased risk of newborn deaths. • About 140 million girls and women worldwide are currently living with the consequences of FGM. • FGM is mostly carried out on young girls sometime between infancy and age 15. • In Africa an estimated 101 million girls … Continue reading Facts About Female Genital Mutilation