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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 How can children be protected from FGM and then still get married in a culture where men will not marry uncircumcised woman? Takes place in North Africa and Subsuharan but in 1st world countries as well. "Partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons." (Wikipedia) These girls' human rights are taken away day after day andmost do not have the power to defend themselves. With FGM incorporated into childrens' education and stricter punishmentfor the perpetrators INCLUDING guardians of the child; there is a better chance of changing cultural perception to accept uncircumcised woman into a civilized society, that respects all human rights. "If we didn't do this, the men think we have sex all the time... That's why we do it, because we have no choice." says an Afari mother and daughter in an interview. "WeHaveNoChoice" Victims' Reasons against circumcision FGM Around the Globe Children taken from UK to Africa for circumcision. Perpetrators' Reasons in favor of circumcision "The clitoris looks like the male organ. It was not looking good so we continued the practice" (FGM practitioner explains "why we circumcise"). Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a tradition performed on young girls in order for woman to feel no sexual pleasure. Also keeps them virgins until marriage. Once married the vagina is reopened, often, with sharp household objects, -Parental control over daughters' sexuality. -Female circumcision is called for in certain religious texts. -Many perpetrators of FGM believe the circumcision will improve hygiene. -It is a violation of human rights by forcing children to endure excruciating pain. double click to changethis text! Drag a cornerto scale proportionally. -FGM often leads to severe medical conditions which include hemorrhages, wound infections, urine retention and many more that are lethal.
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