The different forms of feminine circuncision and the health of the girl or the woman affect the feminine circuncision.
Generally the pointed hood of the clitoris is cut, or cutting the clitoris completely or in its extreme form, removing all genital agency of the woman leaving only one very small opening for piss and menstrual flow.
This practises is agonizing, painful and extremely dangerous. Many girls die of hemorrhage, many have chronic infections that they last all life, as also many problems with childbirth, in the conjugal relationship and the menstruation.
The main difference between feminine circuncisionand of the man is that, considering that masculine circuncision involves the removal of the front skin, feminine circuncision involves the removal of a healthful sexual agency, the clitoris.
Feminine circuncision is made by women, and the men do not have the responsibility of circuncidar its children when they to reach the certain age for the ritual.
The girls are normally enthusiastic for the ceremony, many are determined, everything that they desire will be granted
To me this is terror against women, while there may be cultural roots, and that the study of culture in relation to FGM is essential, many families do not mutilate their children.
I believe that the principles of child abuse, and bad intent in many families driven by "family captial" is at the heart of the problem.
This seems obvious to me, since much of the purpose of this horror is to reduce sexuality along with possibility of the woman looking outside the family for love.
And, seeing how bad her family is, why wouldn't a child want to leave ??
The female gential mutilation is a big problem because it is a cultural factor.
It is more easy to finish a war that finish with cultural factors.
The laws doesnt matter... while the society as so accepts the mutilation is super difficult to finish it.
Nobody question to the daughters if they wanted to be subput of feminine circuncision and genital mutilation. Nor his own mother who happy takes her daughter in this ceremony.
The mother was subput of feminine circuncision, suffers with her mutilation but she knows that her daughter must also be mutilated to be accepted like equal in the society in which she lives.
- What man want to marry with a young woman non mutilated?
- What husband wants that their woman is not again re-infibulated after a childbirth?
- What grandmother does not feel shame by her granddaughter if she is not mutilated?
- What friend.... ?
Some years ago my Mom worked at some low cost apartments and I would help her every now and then. there were many folks there but one family has stuck in my mind for years. It was a couple with three little girls from Toga. A church had helped them to the US so the three little girls would be safe from FGM. At the time I had never heard of it but as this woman in broken English told me about it I was horrified beyond belief. I admired how she held her head up high and was willing to leave all she knew behind for her daughters. All three girls did well in school, they were thirsty for knowledge and my daughters befriended them. Tow of the girls went to college and did well while the youngest wanted to be a Mom and she is one now. I shudder when I think of what could have happened to these three bright little girls