- Posted February 6, 2010 by
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Ant FGM day Feb 6th, Female circumcision doesn't exist! SILENT GENITAL GENOCIDE
Quit calling it Female circumcision!!!! this is an insult to the survivors of FGM, Its simple FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION IS A SILENT GENOCIDE OF FEMALE GENITALS!,Every 11 sec a girl/woman is mutilated, every day 6000 women and girls are mutilated 200 bleed to death! 3 million every year are mutilated! JOIN IN THE FIGHT !
FGM does irreparable harm. It can result in death through severe bleeding leading to haemorrhagic shock, neurogenic shock as a result of pain and trauma, and severe, overwhelming infection and septicaemia. It is routinely traumatic. Many girls enter a state of shock induced by the severe pain, psychological trauma and exhaustion from screaming.
Other harmful effects include: failure to heal; abscess formation; cysts; excessive growth of scar tissue; urinary tract infection; painful sexual intercourse; increased susceptibility to HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and other blood-borne diseases; reproductive tract infection; pelvic inflammatory diseases; infertility; painful menstruation; chronic urinary tract obstruction/ bladder stones; urinary incontinence; obstructed labour; increased risk of bleeding and infection during childbirth.A mutilated woman suffers permanent damage and trauma for the rest of her life!
Ambassador Lucy .s .Mashua President of Mashua's voice for the voiceless International
Assisting refugees in the US and representation in advocasy
The Global Ambassador for fighting Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and standing up for Womens Rights.
And the Chairperson of a worldwide campaign against FGM.