Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Post  Admin on Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:01 am

Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female circumcision or female genital cutting, is defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as "all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons".

Therefore, I am activist against female genital mutilation. This has harmed a lot of young girl’s and women’s lives in many ways. For example interfering the natural function of girls’ and women’s bodies. The practice causes severe pain and has several immediate and long-term health consequences, including difficulties in childbirth and also causing dangers to the child.

Depending on the degree of mutilation, FGM can have a number of short-term health implications:
• severe pain and shock
• infection
• urine retention
• injury to adjacent tissues
• immediate fatal haemorrhaging

Long-term implications can entail:
• extensive damage of the external reproductive system
• uterus, vaginal and pelvic infections
• cysts and neuromas
• increased risk of Vesico Vaginal Fistula
• complications in pregnancy and child birth
• psychological damage
• sexual dysfunction
• difficulties in menstruation

Unfortunately, a lot of women and young girls in both developing and developed countries have to go through FGM. Thus, I am a campaigner for this cause by encourage young girls and women through education, to tell them not to do FGM to their loved ones.
I believe that education is the key to put this into an end.

Question: how can we tackle FGM in the modern society?

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Post  CathyP on Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:05 am

It would be interesting to have some figures regarding known cases of this in UK.
Are there any women out there who may be able to share their experience or their views re this subject?

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Post  lubna on Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:19 pm

I read a book once called Aman: The Story of a Somali Girl, in which Aman vividly describes her experience of FGM. I agree with you Cathy it would be interesting to know if this happens in the UK prehaps there is someone out there thats doing research on FGM in the UK?

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Post  Lone on Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:23 pm

I have also read that book. Yes, indeed it has a lot of brightly describes on her experience of FGM. I don’t know how many but there must be many young girls who going through this.

I hope that we see some ladies who are willing to share their experience on FGM.

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Post  CathyP on Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:36 am

Does anyone know if there is literature available re FGM and its effects that is aimed particularly at vulnerable women and young girls? Maybe the GU clinincs have this?

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Post  Admin on Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:39 pm

CathyP wrote:It would be interesting to have some figures regarding known cases of this in UK.
Are there any women out there who may be able to share their experience or their views re this subject?

Hi Cathy,

According to WHO,

100 to 140 million women in Africa live with the consequences of FGM


66,000 women in UK have undergone FGM (2001 Census Figures)


3 million girls undergo FGM each year worldwide


22,000 girls at risk of FGM in the UK

These figures are not decreasing as we want to be, so we need to raise awareness regarding FGM. Hopefully we may get someone who wishes to share their experiences.
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Hello ladies

Post  Admin on Sun May 22, 2011 7:52 am

We (EOW) are hosting a conference regarding FGM, so please click on "The EOW Conference 2011 (FGM - A Painful Reality)"

The conference is free of charge and refreshments will be provided. So, if you would like to attend this conference, please complete our booking form in our website (at: http://www.evaorganizationforwomen.org/page62.html) to allow us to cater the refreshments. Disability access is available at the University of Leicester.

This conference is supported by The University of Leicester, some community groups including Sister4Islam, Aqoon and Somali community development officer Mr Hashim Duale.

See you all in the conference on the 18th June from 11am - 4pm at The University of Leicester.



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CathyP wrote:It would be interesting to have some figures regarding known cases of this in UK.
Are there any women out there who may be able to share their experience or their views re this subject?

Hi Cathy,

According to WHO,

100 to 140 million women in Africa live with the consequences of FGM


66,000 women in UK have undergone FGM (2001 Census Figures)


3 million girls undergo FGM each year worldwide


22,000 girls at risk of FGM in the UK

These figures are not decreasing as we want to be, so we need to raise awareness regarding FGM. Hopefully we may get someone who wishes to share their experiences.
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FGM News: Two men first to be charged in UK under FGM Act!

Post  Admin on Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:08 pm

Finally, two men are the first to be charged in UK under FGM Act!

This is the first FGM prosecutions, announced in the UK today (21.3.2014), 30 years after anti-FGM laws were passed, we are finally moving in the right direction.

We need our country to start taking this issue more seriously, as this has taken far too long.

For more information, please visit at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26681364
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