Hello everyone,I'm back again on my research on effect of F.G.M.At first I'm very disappointed to know how our girls are put in risk.Anyway the effect of F.GM include:

  1. Severe pain
  2. Shock
  3. Haemorrhage's
  4. Tetanus or infection
  5. Urine retention
  6. Ulceration of genital region and injury to adjacent tissue,wound infection,fever and septicemia.

Sadly, it is very dangerous to circumcise our girls because we are risking their life and they will be the mothers of tomorrow.I wish i had powers i would make sure that F.G.M is no more.

Long-term consequences complication during childbirth:

  1. Anaemia
  2. The formation of the cysts and abscesses keloid scar formation
  3. Damage to the urethra resulting in urinary incontinence
  4. Dyspareunia[painful sexual intercourse].


Some communities like the maasai believe that F.G.M is the starting point of marriage.They  say that F.G.M prevent pain when having sexual intercourse. Also they say F.G.M prevent pain during birth. I will be back again.

Thank you for reading!

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Hey Shantel!

I am extremely interested in your cycle. F.G.M. is not something we hear a lot about in Canada, so reading your post and learning a lot of new information was very thought-provoking. Perhaps for your upcoming posts, you can try to find some organizations or companies who are working to get rid of F.G.M. and see if they have had any success.

Overall, great job! I'm excited about your next post! 

Hi Shantel! 

This is an eye-opening topic, which really interested me to learn more about this! I've heard about F.G.M in a couple of my classes, and I am very excited to see what you will continue to do for this cycle. Possibly, you could include if there is a time when this ritual started and if any countries had attempted to stop this from happening. 

This is a great topic! Keep up the good work 

Hi Shantel!

Wow.  This is a great topic that i honestly wasn't really aware was a thing.  I was looking at this site and i found out what they use to do this procedure and i couldn't even believe it.  I think it's really awesome your doing this subject and im really excited to see what you find out next.  An idea for you is maybe looking into the differences in the different types.

Thanks for sharing this, it was really eyeopening to learn about.  Keep up the great work!



Hello Shantel. 

This a very touching topic since its a practice that is being done by a few communities which means it can be very possible to take an action to save the health of the young female in the community. You have actually mention most of the effect they are passing through which is seriously inhuman. I hope you will continue doing more of your research.

                                                                                              Keep it up! 

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