I will start this article by dropping a question for the ladies. Is it possible to be unaware of your circumcision till you are a teenager? This was the case of one Nigerian Activist, Lolo Cynthia Ihesie who claimed to have just recently discovered that she was circumcised. She said she was hurt by the discovery. According to her, she was teaching her younger sisters about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), when she found out that she was circumcised at the age of 3 months old. Check out the post she made on
The right of a girl child has been widely abused over the years and in recent times as some people still indulge in this evil act called FGM (Female Genital Mutilation). Every girl child deserves a right to reproductive health. The girl child is a special blessing and gift from God and as such they deserve the freewill and rights to their reproductive health. In certain countries of which Nigeria is not an exception, this evil and wicked practice have left some girl child with a very traumatic experience which
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) includes the incomplete or complete expulsion of the outer female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-clinical reasons, ordered by specialists into four significant sorts, to be specific: Type 1: This is the incomplete or all out expulsion of the clitoral glans (the outside and obvious piece of the clitoris, which is a touchy piece of the female private parts), as well as the prepuce/clitoral hood (the overlay of skin encompassing the clitoral glans).
Femle Genital Mutilation (FGM) is the cutting or removing of some or all of the external female genetalia. UNICEF in 2016 estimated that 200 million women had under gone such procedure. The Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) are of different types and they include: 1. Type I FGM Type I is the partial or complete removal of the clitoris. FGM Type I is further subclassified into Type Ia and Type Ib. The removal of the clitoral hood alone this is sub classified as Type Ia. Type Ib is the the complete or partial r
The Lagos State Government said on Thursday that Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) would soon be a thing of the past in the state. Mrs Omobolanle Ogunmola, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. She said that the state government had set up a Steering Committee to work with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) toward ending the practice. The issue of female genital mutilation will be a
Female Circumcision is widely known as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) or Female Cutting. This tradition was practiced in some ethnic groups and religion, has been wiped off by some laws and still in practice in some countries. This actis deeply rooted in the Islamic region; thus, its practice in some lslamic countries. FGM according to WHO (1997)is the total or partial removal of the external female genitalia or organs for non-medical reason. The practice is non- medical because it is been carried out for
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) involves the partial or total removal of external female genital organs for cultural or non medical reasons. As we all know, the practice of Female Genital Mutilation has no health benefits but rather causes pain and harm to the girls and women who have been subjected to have this practice and by so doing, it is a violation of the Human Rights of girls and women. More than 200 million girls and women alive today have been subjected to the practice, you can imagine the pains