Female Genital Mutilation »

… more drastic procedure.  It may be carried out at any age up until marriage, and can involve the amputation of the entire external genitalia. It is a particularly brutal and damaging practice often undertaken without anaesthetic, using primitive and unhygienic equipment. It may be carried out by other female family members or a traditional “circumciser” in the community. Afterwards, the vagina is stitched up, leaving a very small opening to allow passage of urine and menstrual …