Daily Health Tips:International Day Of Zero Tolerance For Female Genital Mutilation


Yesterday, 6th February was the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female
Genital Mutilation.

Sadly, this trend still continues in our Nigerian society.

Please read below, a post I had made on this before.

For those who don’t know, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), also referred to as female circumcision is a procedure in which there is partial or complete removal of the female genitals or any other injury to the female genital organs for reasons other than medical. So, practices like cutting off all or part of the clitoris, cutting off the surrounding lips of the vagina, narrowing the vaginal opening, any harmful procedure to the female genitals like piercing, pricking etc in any combination, all form part of this very terrible act. Why do people do this? It is wrongly assumed in some quarters that this prevents a woman from being promiscuous in future (removal of the clitoris…

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