FGM be Female Genital Mutilation, wey be to remove wetin dem dey call genitalia for women body.

If you no call am, female Genital Mutilation, you go call am ‘cutting’, ‘female circumcision’ and  ‘initiation’.

Plenty people dey do am but e dey common for Africa, Asia and Middle East.

According ti wetin United Nations talk, people wey dey do am different places be:

For Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zambia.

For Asia: India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

For Middle East: Yemen, Oman, Iraq, Iran, Palestine, Israel, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates

For Eastern Europe: Georgia and Russia.

For South America: Colombia, Ecuador, Panama and Peru.

And for plenty Western countries, wey include Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States and the United Kingdom dey common


Dem wan Control dia girls make dem no dey do sex:  FGM be wetin wey wey concern sex, as people wey dey do am wan use am dey control dia interest for sex. According to wetin World Health Organisation talk, for different cultures, dem believe say , e go make dia daughter  no like sex, she nogo do am with any. man , and go be virgin till she marry. Religion: Christian people and Muslim people do FGM and people wey like Indigenous believe. But di matta be say, Christians or Muslims no approve am..

Social Work Wey FGM get : Based on say, FGM get matta with religion, plenty people for societies don consider am as something wey dey important part wen dia pikin(girl), dey grow and dem dey use am dey prepare di person for di woman wey she wan be, wen she marry. Dis people dey practice am based on say, dem wan make di person no lose her Virginity before she marry.

Economic factors:  Based on say, plenty people dey do am for community, FGM be first thing dem go do dia pikin before dem go Marry, especially, for a place, where marry be wetin dem dey use dey make money.

Aesthetics: E get some communities, wey  FGM be wetin dem dey use dey make woman dey fine well well.

We Get Plenty FGM

Based on wetin, World Health Organization talk, we get four main FGM :

Type I: People dey call dis one – clitoridectomy. Dem dey comot clitoral hood only for dis one.

Type II: Dem dey call type II excision , wey dem dey remove wetin dem dey call- clitoris and labia minora wey be (inner vaginal mouth ).

Type III: Dis one be di one dem dey use dey remove everything wey dem dey call. – external genitalia and and dem go make sure say, dem make di Vaginal dey narrow.

Type IV: Dis one be di one wey cover plenty other procedures dem dey use do female genitalia wey no be for-medical purposes. Dem dey prick person, pierce person , dey give person incision, scraping and cauterising. 

Who be Di Person Wey Dey Do am? 

Na person wey dey old for di family or community dey do am, and na woman wey she go be.

E get time wey herbalist dey do am, or person wey dey related to di girl dem wan do am. 

Wetin be Di Age Dem   Dey Do am?

Na woman wey dey between 15-years dem dey do FGM, or dem go still do di FGM we di pikin dey young.

Which People Start FGM ?

Where FGM start no dey clear . But we know say, na Pharaoh people bin dey practice am for for Egypt.

But di matta be say, United Nations don talk am say na certain tribes for Africa  , and Philippines, dey practice am for upper Amazon wey dey Australia and early Romans and Arabs. 

People wey be Gynaecologists practice am for United Kingdom and United States, as dem use am  treat sickness wey be hysteria, epilepsy, mental disorders, masturbation, nymphomania and melancholia, and lesbianism.



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