Two years after ban, FGM still rampant in Nigeria

Written by Ogechi Ekeanyanwu

A victim narrates her experience in Imo state
  • The procedure has no health benefits for girls and women.
  • Procedures can cause severe bleeding and problems urinating, and later cysts, infections, as well as complications in childbirth and increased risk of newborn deaths.
  • More than 200 million girls and women alive today have been cut in 30 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia where FGM is concentrated1.
  • FGM is mostly carried out on young girls between infancy and age 15.
  • FGM is a violation of the human rights of girls and women.

BornPerfect

This is a site collating stories about Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) which refers to all procedures involving partial or total removal of the female external genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.

BornPerfect

This is a site collating stories about Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) which refers to all procedures involving partial or total removal of the female external genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.