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Lolo Cynthia Ihesie Wishes She Was Not Circumcised by her Parents

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

  1 year ago ago
Lolo Cynthia Ihesie Wishes She Was Not Circumcised by her Parents

HEALTH

FGM: UNICEF reveals two Southeast states with highest prevalence rates

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has moved to tackle high rate of female Genital Mutilation and Cutting (FGM/C) in the Southeast describing it as worrisome.   According to the Organization, two states in the Southeast, Ebonyi and Imo states have a high prevalence rate of 61.7 percent and 53.2 percent respectively which is well above the national average of 20 percent.   Unicef Chief of Field office, Enugu, Dr Ibrhim Conteh stated this at a one day dialogue with Journalists/Media practitioners in

  2 years ago ago
FGM: UNICEF reveals two Southeast states with highest prevalence rates

HEALTH

Your Opinion: Why is 'FMG' commonly practised by the Dawoodi Bohra people of India?

Did You Know? In India, FGM is commonly practised by the Dawoodi Bohra (a sub-sect of Shia community) other Bohra sects such as Sulemani Bohras, Alavi Bohras and some Sunni communities in Kerala also practise FGM. The colloquial word that is used for FGM in India is “khafz”. What is FMG? FMG can be referred to as Female Genital Mutilation. This involves the partial or total removal of external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. Despite the fact that this

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Your Opinion: Why is 'FMG' commonly practised by the Dawoodi Bohra people of India?

HEALTH

More women will be "forced to conceive" in the future, UN study reveals

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has said that as many as 50 million women in low and middle-income countries may be deprived of modern contraceptive use due to disruptions of key health services, which may lead to unwanted pregnancies in the coming months. With this, 1300000cases of child marriage are also expected to come up in the next 10 years. The UNFPA has done this study by gathering data with supporting agencies. This study states that a large number of women are unable to access the means

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More women will be

HEALTH

Myths About Female Genital Mutilation and Promiscuity in Women

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). 

  1 year ago ago
Myths About Female Genital Mutilation and Promiscuity in Women

HEALTH

See countries where barbaric acts are still practised against girls

Female genital mutilation (FGM) involves the partial or total removal of external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. The practice has no health benefits for girls and women. FGM dates back over 2,000 years. It is practized across many cultures and religions. It is found in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. UNICEF estimated in 2016 that 200 million women living today in 30 countries—27 African countries, Indonesia, Iraqi Kurdistan and Yemen—have underg

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See countries where barbaric acts are still practised against girls

OTHERS

What you don't know about Female Circumcision; see countries who still practice this and why they do

Female Circumcision is the popular name. But there is an official name For it called Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a harmful traditional practice that involves the cutting or removal of the external genitals. It is typically found in traditional group or community cultures with patriarchal social structures. So what do we know about the origins of FGM?   Although FGM is practised in some communities in the belief that it is a religious requirement, research shows tha

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What you don't know about Female Circumcision; see countries who still practice this and why they do

HEALTH

The Dangers Of Female Genitalia Mutilation (Type III) Or Infibulation

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

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The Dangers Of Female Genitalia Mutilation (Type III) Or Infibulation

POLITICS

The Cut; Fighting FGM, Campaign Steps Up To Curb The Menace

For some the subject of female genital mutilation (FGM) may be a tired narrative, but to the women who continue to suffer health complications that come about with this tradition, it is a matter that should never fade from the face of the media Elizabeth Lemoyog is one of them. For 15 years she has been fighting the ant-FGM battle, traversing the vast Samburu County. The Business Daily met her when she was one of the guest speakers at a youth open forum at the Great County Inn in Archers Post, Samburu Count

  1 year ago ago
The Cut; Fighting FGM, Campaign Steps Up To Curb The Menace

HEALTH

Osun State Women Affairs Commissioner Fights Against Female Genital Mutilation

Osun State Commissioner for Women Affairs, Barrister Bukola Olaboopo has called on mothers, women groups, youths and high-powered government organizations, to step up advocacy towards the total eradication of female genital mutilation in the state. She made this call in Osogbo, while interacting with journalists on the occasion of the 2020 International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).  Mrs Olaboopo noted that the Osun State Government through the ministry of women Affairs, have b

  1 year ago ago
Osun State Women Affairs Commissioner Fights Against Female Genital Mutilation

HEALTH

World Health Organisation Frowns At Nigeria Government On FGM

Genital Cutting (FGC) is the practice of partially or totally removing external genitalia of young females aged 0-15 years for cultural purposes. There are fresh calls on the federal government to intensify efforts towards eradicating (FGM) practice in Nigeria, following the prevalence of the act despite all efforts to stop it. One of the reasons adduced for it is to curtail premature sexual urge or promiscuity and prepare them for marriage. Speaking in Lagos recently at a forum on the Danger of FGM, a conc

  1 year ago ago
World Health Organisation Frowns At Nigeria Government On FGM

CRIME

Cruelty To Woman Hood In The Name Of Tradition In East Nigeria

While many African countries have outlawed it, female genital mutilation (FGM) is still being practiced by many African communities. In Kenya, some communities perform FGM as a rite of passage. The practice involves cutting off of a girl’s clitoris, which leaves her with permanent vaginal deformities. Support Pan-African Journalism It is estimated that hundreds of girls in Africa die annually while undergoing the cut. Medical experts also claim that FGM alters a woman’s sex life and can cause serious pr

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Cruelty To Woman Hood In The Name Of Tradition In East Nigeria

HEALTH

Deadly effects Of female genital mutilation

Key facts Female genital mutilation (FGM) involves the total or partial removal of external female genitalia (i.e the labia minora and labia majora) or other injury to the female genitals for fetish and non medical reasons. Some of the people who practice this diabolic act believe that it helps to eradicate promiscuity in young girls and women. This is however very wrong as promiscuity is as a result of moral upbringing. The practice is very wrong and needs to be abolished - It causes severe bleeding, urinary

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Deadly effects Of female genital mutilation

SOCIETY

International day of girl child: How the Nigerian govt is tackling genital mutilation on girls

As part of the efforts to eradicate the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Nigeria, the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs has created women affinity groups, through a project called ‘Nigeria for women’ and supported by the World Bank. These groups currently in six states within the six geopolitical zones are mandated to address all issues of women and girls through four components- social capital, livelihood support, innovation and partnerships.

  3 months ago ago
International day of girl child: How the Nigerian govt is tackling genital mutilation on girls

POLITICS

"Female Genital Mutilation will be eradicated" - Lagos State Government

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

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HEALTH

The Tradition Of Female Circumcision (Female Genital Mutilation) Advantages And Disadvantages Of It

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

  1 year ago ago
The Tradition Of Female Circumcision (Female Genital Mutilation) Advantages And Disadvantages Of It

HEALTH

Short_term health risks of female genital mutilation (FGM).

Severe pain. Cutting the nerve ends and sensitive genital tissue causes extreme pain. The healing period is also painful. Excessive bleeding (haemorrhage). Can result if the clitoral artery or other blood vessel is cut. Shock. Can be caused by pain, infection and/or haemorrhage. Genital tissue swelling. Due to inflammatory response or local infection. Infections. May spread after the use of contaminated instruments (e.g. use of same instruments in multiple genital mutilation operations), and during the he

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Short_term health risks of female genital mutilation (FGM).

POLITICS

Sudan bans Female genital mutilation with deadly penalty

Sudan declares female genital mutilation (FGM) illegal by imposing a sentence of three years in prison. FMG or female circumcision is the removal of some or all of the external female genital mutilation for various reasons and is most common in countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. On April 22, the Sudanese government approved an amendment to their criminal law. Anyone who carries out procedures anywhere must face up to three years in prison and fines. The United Nations estimates that 87 percent o

  1 year ago ago
Sudan bans Female genital mutilation with deadly penalty

HEALTH

Facts about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

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

  1 year ago ago
Facts about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)