FGM is the acronym for Female Genital Mutilation, this involves the partial or total removal of external female genitalia or other injury to the female genitalia organs for non-medical reasons. FGM can cause severe bleeding and problems urinating and later cyst infections as well as complications in childbirth and increased risks of new-born deaths. More than 200 million girls and women today have undergone FGM in 30 countries in Africa the Middle East in Asia where FGM is practiced.

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