What is FGM?

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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