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Female Circumcision Is Dangerous To Women's Health; It Should Be Scrapped. by SOBSISRAEL(m): 3:04pm On Feb 20, 2015
Female genital mutilation defined by WHO as "partial or total removal of the external female Instruments or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons."
This act is common amidst African countries. It is done at birth or before puberty.
Further information
As of 2013, there was legislation against FGM in the following practising countries (several introduced restrictions short of a ban; an asterisk indicates a ban according to UNICEF–UNFPA in 2012):
Benin (2003)Burkina Faso (1996*)Central African Republic (1966, amended 1996)Chad (2003)Côte d'Ivoire (1998)Djibouti (1995, amended 2009*)Egypt (2008*)Eritrea (2007*)Ethiopia (2004*)Ghana (1994, amended 2007)Guinea (1965, amended 2000*)Guinea-Bissau (2011*)Iraqi Kurdistan (2011)Kenya (2001, amended 2011*)
Mauritania (2005)Niger (2003)Nigeria, some states (1999–2006)Senegal (1999*)Somalia (2012*)Sudan, some states (2008–2009)Tanzania (1998)Togo (1998)Uganda (2010*)Yemen (2001).
Some states in Nigeria is still practising this act. That is why am writing this article to call the attention of the Nigerian government to it.
More facts............

Female Circumcision(FC), also known as female genital cutting and female genital mutilation, is the ritual removal of some or all of the external female Instruments. Typically carried out by a traditional circumciser using a blade or razor (with or without anaesthesia).
For the advantage of non-medical student I will like to outline the procedures.
PROCEDURES


The procedures differ according to the ethnic group. They include removal of the clitoral hood and clitoral glans(the visible part of the clitoris), removal of the inner labia and, in the most severe form (known as infibulation), removal of the inner and outer labia and closure of the vulva. In this last procedure, a small hole is left for the passage of urine and menstrual fluid, and the vagina is opened for intercourse and opened further for childbirth. Health effects depend on the procedure, but can include recurrent infections, chronic pain, cysts(closure of the vagina for easy intercourse), an inability to get pregnant, complications during childbirth and fatal bleeding. There are no known health benefits.
Futhermore,the practice is rooted in gender inequality, attempts to control women's sexuality, and ideas about purity, modesty and aesthetics. It is usually initiated and carried out by women, who see it as a source of honour, and who fear that failing to have their daughters and granddaughters cut, will expose the girls to social exclusion.
However,the laws are poorly enforced. There have been international efforts since the 1970s to persuade practitioners to abandon it, and in 2012 the United Nations General Assembly, recognizing FC as a human-rights violation, voted unanimously to intensify those efforts. The opposition is not without its critics, particularly among anthropologists. Eric Silverman writes that "FGM has become one of anthropology's central moral topics, raising difficult questions about cultural relativism, tolerance and the universality of human rights."
HISTORY
Until the 1980s FGM was widely known as female circumcision, which implied an equivalence in severity with male circumcision. The Kenya Missionary Council began referring to it as the sexual mutilation of women in 1929, following the lead of Marion Scott Stevenson, a Church of Scotland missionary. References to it as mutilation increased throughout the 1970s. Anthropologist Rose Oldfield Hayes called it female genital mutilation in 1975 in the title of a paper, and in 1979 Austrian-American researcher Fran Hosken called it mutilation in her influential. The Hosken Report: Genital and Sexual Mutilation of Females.
EFFECTS OF FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION
Immediate consequences of FGM include severe pain and bleeding, shock, difficulty in passing urine, infections, injury to nearby genital tissue and sometimes death.
Almost all women who have undergone FGM experience pain and bleeding as a consequence of the procedure. The event itself is traumatic as girls are held down during the procedure. Risk and complications increase with the type of FGM and are more severe and prevalent with infibulations.
“Thepain inflicted by FGM does not stop with the initial procedure, but often continues as ongoing torture throughout a woman’s life”, says Manfred Nowak, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture.
Additional risks for complications from infibulations include urinary and menstrual problems, infertility, later surgery (defibulation and reinfibulation) and painful sexual intercourse. Sexual intercourse can only take place after opening the infibulation, through surgery or penetrative sexual intercourse.
Conclusively I think with these it's high time the government looked into this and do something about it. Parents should stop affecting the future of their daughters with a meaningless culture.
References
-WIKIPEDIA
-ENDFGM
-WHO.

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Re: Female Circumcision Is Dangerous To Women's Health; It Should Be Scrapped. by Nobody: 3:17pm On Feb 20, 2015
This act is inhumane

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Re: Female Circumcision Is Dangerous To Women's Health; It Should Be Scrapped. by kestolove95(f): 3:22pm On Feb 20, 2015
Dem. Knw dey swit to fvck na just ma problm bdat
Re: Female Circumcision Is Dangerous To Women's Health; It Should Be Scrapped. by Cutehector(m): 3:22pm On Feb 20, 2015
They should as well remove their g spot

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Re: Female Circumcision Is Dangerous To Women's Health; It Should Be Scrapped. by Microflux(m): 3:43pm On Feb 20, 2015
Front page lacalasticala , obinoscopy, seun , ishilove.
Re: Female Circumcision Is Dangerous To Women's Health; It Should Be Scrapped. by SOBSISRAEL(m): 3:49pm On Feb 20, 2015
Renylee:
This act is inhumane
yes, i think the government shud look into it. Lest i 4got , where u circumcised?
Re: Female Circumcision Is Dangerous To Women's Health; It Should Be Scrapped. by Nobody: 11:08pm On Feb 20, 2015
SOBSISRAEL:
yes, i think the government shud look into it. Lets i 4get , where u circumcised?
No
Re: Female Circumcision Is Dangerous To Women's Health; It Should Be Scrapped. by Babyboy1986(m): 11:13am On Feb 21, 2015
grin
Re: Female Circumcision Is Dangerous To Women's Health; It Should Be Scrapped. by steppin: 11:13am On Feb 21, 2015
People still do female Circumcision, but partially.
A woman explained in details why it's still advisable to do so. She reasoned that if Naija women were not circumcised at all, they'll probably be running around asking for sex like oyibo women.
They still do it, but not the way it was done before.

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Re: Female Circumcision Is Dangerous To Women's Health; It Should Be Scrapped. by Pennyways: 11:13am On Feb 21, 2015
such act doesn't exist in my tradition. but I really pity those who have gone through such evil act all in the name of tradition.
Re: Female Circumcision Is Dangerous To Women's Health; It Should Be Scrapped. by ToyozzieTohBad(f): 11:14am On Feb 21, 2015
embarassed
Re: Female Circumcision Is Dangerous To Women's Health; It Should Be Scrapped. by PAGAN9JA(m): 11:14am On Feb 21, 2015
Who does this in Nigeria?

Why are such irrelevant topics making fp these days?

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Re: Female Circumcision Is Dangerous To Women's Health; It Should Be Scrapped. by CLEARINGAGENT: 11:15am On Feb 21, 2015
Hmmmmm, in those days @ OAU we went for random survey within ife, osogbo& its enviros where such pratice used to b of imp, my pscy& sociology lecturer made us realize dat most circum female end up been promiscuous due to lack of satisfaction in s*x. They tend to try another thinking it cld b better.

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Re: Female Circumcision Is Dangerous To Women's Health; It Should Be Scrapped. by datguru: 11:15am On Feb 21, 2015
Like seriously, what are they circumcising ? undecided


The cu*t? grin
Re: Female Circumcision Is Dangerous To Women's Health; It Should Be Scrapped. by Abiagirl777(f): 11:15am On Feb 21, 2015
[/b]From my findings, imo state is leading in it, I first encountered ladies with it when I entered the university .
All of them were from imo state, I was even appalled when most of them still opined that they''ll do so to their babies too.
You can be educated but not enlightened.[b]

cry cry

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Re: Female Circumcision Is Dangerous To Women's Health; It Should Be Scrapped. by mrbillz(m): 11:15am On Feb 21, 2015
Mmmm
Re: Female Circumcision Is Dangerous To Women's Health; It Should Be Scrapped. by Nobody: 11:16am On Feb 21, 2015
Thank God im male and iv learnt to mind my own business
Re: Female Circumcision Is Dangerous To Women's Health; It Should Be Scrapped. by HrtBrkSteve(m): 11:17am On Feb 21, 2015
Wondering what's the essence of this mutilaton whole stuff..
Its really bullshit when I watch documentary about how it is done, the pain, everything. So primitive.
Re: Female Circumcision Is Dangerous To Women's Health; It Should Be Scrapped. by diasporaman(m): 11:17am On Feb 21, 2015
hmmmmm
Re: Female Circumcision Is Dangerous To Women's Health; It Should Be Scrapped. by Nobody: 11:19am On Feb 21, 2015
Thank you mommy and daddy for not scrapping part of my hooha.

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Re: Female Circumcision Is Dangerous To Women's Health; It Should Be Scrapped. by koolet: 11:19am On Feb 21, 2015
no known health benefit so why does it exist
Re: Female Circumcision Is Dangerous To Women's Health; It Should Be Scrapped. by Marcelxyz(m): 11:19am On Feb 21, 2015
Barbarians
Re: Female Circumcision Is Dangerous To Women's Health; It Should Be Scrapped. by koolet: 11:19am On Feb 21, 2015
Amusaopeyemi:
Mummy
meaning
Re: Female Circumcision Is Dangerous To Women's Health; It Should Be Scrapped. by dmjinc(m): 11:20am On Feb 21, 2015
Post no Bill angry angry
Re: Female Circumcision Is Dangerous To Women's Health; It Should Be Scrapped. by Nobody: 11:20am On Feb 21, 2015
Can't fathom what they are saying.
But but but lemme guess.,..............



Genital mutilation is BAD!!!!
Re: Female Circumcision Is Dangerous To Women's Health; It Should Be Scrapped. by thaoriginator: 11:20am On Feb 21, 2015
Renylee:
No
Pics or.....lipsrsealed
Re: Female Circumcision Is Dangerous To Women's Health; It Should Be Scrapped. by Nobody: 11:21am On Feb 21, 2015
Its pure wickedness, fvck tradition and culture for dis undecided
Re: Female Circumcision Is Dangerous To Women's Health; It Should Be Scrapped. by thaoriginator: 11:21am On Feb 21, 2015
Amusaopeyemi:
Thank you mommy and daddy for not scrapping part of my hooha.
Picture nko

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Re: Female Circumcision Is Dangerous To Women's Health; It Should Be Scrapped. by priscaoge(f): 11:22am On Feb 21, 2015
It's Barbaric angry angry angry....Anytime I see this topic anywhere,I will remember my Coursemate back then in School that was circumcised, tho She's married but don't enjoy Sex with her husband. According to her,she feels severe pains each time she makes love with her hubby angry angry

Seriously I don't know why people still indulge in such barbaric act undecided undecided. People especially those old men n women in the village need to be enlightened n educated about d dangers of Female Genital mutilation angry It is one of the most horrific atrocities that one human can inflict on another. I am still shocked n disappointed that people still do that. Why do human race allowed it to continue for so long?

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Re: Female Circumcision Is Dangerous To Women's Health; It Should Be Scrapped. by Nobody: 11:23am On Feb 21, 2015
thaoriginator:
Picture nko
Picture ko photo ni

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