Essay on Genital Mutilation And Its Effects On Women

1637 Words Sep 22nd, 2015 null Page
In 27 African countries, Yamen, Iraqi Kurdistan, and found elsewhere in Asia, the Middle East it is accepted for females to get genital mutilation. “Female genital mutilation is all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the femal genital organs for non medical reasons” according to World Health Organization. This is a procedure done during at young age between 0 and 14. The procedure hurts women in many ways. First of all, it is very painful and traumatic to the women. Second, the damage or removal to genital tissues interferers with with the natural function of the body. Last, the procedure causes several immediate and long term health problems. According to the World Health Organization “ babies born to women who have undergone female genital mutilation suffer a higher rate of neonatal death compared with babies born to women who have not undergone the procedure.” This procedure represents the gender inequality in those countries culture specifically in Sudan, Egypt, Somalia, and Mali. This shows how much woman are discriminated in those counties by making the woman have this procedure done to make them promiscuous. This helps the men control the woman. The woman don 't have a choice. The women are not educated enough to understand how genital mutilation is hurting their bodies and the women think that it is good hygiene and it reduces cancer. In reality this procedure causes a lot more health problems. In…

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