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Brenda Gutu
Kifaru

Clitoris Valuable? Why FGM?

When someone decides that Clitoral and any other type of Female Genital Mutilation is proper for a woman or girl to undergo, it is to initiate a woman into what exactly? Or maybe thinking that without it (the clitoris), then they can make sure to control a woman’s sexual instinct?

Has FGM ended?

Do we need to keep educating these communities that a clitoris is the highway to a woman’s core where beautiful emotions live?

Clipping it out in the name of tradition just ensures that a woman becomes a childbirth object only, am I wrong?

The G-spot may not function as it should because it is well connected to the clitoris by nerves… What do you think?

A woman may die through complications of infections, experience difficulty in passing urine and menstrual flow, and pain and death through fatal bleeding during FGM and complications of childbirth.

Instead of FGM, we should replace that with very openminded sexual and reproductive health discussions to educate men and women on how the opposite of FGM looks like, so I think; but what does that look like? You know..?

Clitorises and Vaginal Labias are to be treasured.. Like in Uganda…

Ugandans in the house should be here by now to help us unravel this!

What are your views, fellow thinkers?

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    FGM has no health benefits. It involves removing and damaging health and normal female genital tissue, and interferes with the natural functions of females bodies. Traditional mid-wives use a variety of tools to perform FGM which include: razor blades and knives. They do not usually use anesthetic wRead more

    FGM has no health benefits. It involves removing and damaging health and normal female genital tissue, and interferes with the natural functions of females bodies. Traditional mid-wives use a variety of tools to perform FGM which include: razor blades and knives. They do not usually use anesthetic while performing the act, hence putting a girl’s life at risk. FGM has been practiced in not only African continent but also, Asia, the Middle East

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    FGM has no health benefits. It involves removing and damaging health and normal female genital tissue, and interferes with the natural functions of females bodies. Traditional mid-wives use a variety of tools to perform FGM which include: razor blades and knives. They do not usually use anesthetic wRead more

    FGM has no health benefits. It involves removing and damaging health and normal female genital tissue, and interferes with the natural functions of females bodies. Traditional mid-wives use a variety of tools to perform FGM which include: razor blades and knives. They do not usually use anesthetic while performing the act, hence putting a girl’s life at risk. FGM has been practiced in not only African continent but also, Asia, the Middle East

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  1. The culture of female mutilation and cutting goes deeper than the law can reach each time. Only the people deep in these cultures can create change from within. They best understand how it happens, who is responsible, and why is has never ended even after years of awareness. The best ambassadors toRead more

    The culture of female mutilation and cutting goes deeper than the law can reach each time. Only the people deep in these cultures can create change from within. They best understand how it happens, who is responsible, and why is has never ended even after years of awareness. The best ambassadors to end this culture are the people where the culture is practiced, with the full support of government and organisations in the same space. This three pronged approach if well coordinated could take time but have better impact than independent groups spending lots of time and money to implement the same failed solutions for years.

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  1. Stricter laws Awareness Education It will take a while but very necessary to put in the work from the community level.

    Stricter laws
    Awareness
    Education

    It will take a while but very necessary to put in the work from the community level.

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  2. The publicity and open brag anout FGM ended but the people and cultures that practice it are still there. although it has reduced, some educated people who know the dangers still cling to it based on traditional beliefs because they are forced and also want approval from the societies they come fromRead more

    The publicity and open brag anout FGM ended but the people and cultures that practice it are still there. although it has reduced, some educated people who know the dangers still cling to it based on traditional beliefs because they are forced and also want approval from the societies they come from. More awareness, more personal stories, more news, more films, more songs, more stories, need to continue being told until there is zero FGM cases.

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  3. Yes all these are insightful answers. I agree that a three-pronged mechanism towards solving this is necessary. I fee that more education is needed to support this mechanism? Teaching and educating to create awareness not only of the dangers but also of the value of all of a woman's body parts incluRead more

    Yes all these are insightful answers. I agree that a three-pronged mechanism towards solving this is necessary. I fee that more education is needed to support this mechanism? Teaching and educating to create awareness not only of the dangers but also of the value of all of a woman’s body parts including the CLITORIS and the LABIA. Would this be part of the solution? Would it add value?

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