Friday, September 25, 2009
FEMALE MUTULATION : Sexuality
The practice of female circumcise is a method to stitch up a woman's vagina protect them from sex until marriage. It has been traditionally used and in the process of ban still in Uganda. NO ANESTHETIC! So she would feel every slice and poke. Some died, but mothers are proud to take their daughters hands and walk threw the welcome door mat to get seen by the doctors. During the practice the health issues host external female genitals that is partially/totally removed and creates scar tissue that can cause complications during labor, which will prolong bleed. Socially it’s used throughout Uganda and between 1-140 million woman and girls has been circumcised
complications and physcial problems are known such as - The highest maternal and infant mortality rates are in FGM-practicing regions.The actual number of girls who die as a result of FGM is not known. However, in areas in the Sudan where antibiotics are not available, it is estimated that one-third of the girls undergoing FGM will die.Conservative estimates suggest that more than one million women in Centrafrican Republic (CAR), Egypt, and Eritrea, the only countries where such data is available, experienced adverse health effects from FGM.One quarter of women in CAR and 1/5 of women in Eritrea reported FGM-related complications. Where medical facilities are ill-equipped, emergencies arising from the practice cannot be treated. Thus, a child who develops uncontrolled bleeding or infection after FGM may die within hours.
Intense pain and/or hemorrhage that can lead to shock during and after the procedure. A 1985 Sierra Leone study found that nearly 97 percent of the 269 women interviewed experienced intense pain during and after FGM, and more than 13 percent went into shock. Hemorrhage can also lead to anemia.
Wound infection, including tetanus. A survey in a clinic outside of Freetown (Sierra Leone) showed that of 100 girls who had FGM, 1 died and 12 required hospitalization. Of the 12 hospitalized, 10 suffered from bleeding and 5 from tetanus.24 Tetanus is fatal in 50 to 60 percent of all cases.25
Damage to adjoining organs from the use of blunt instruments by unskilled operators.
Urine retention from swelling and/or blockage of the urethra.
it is know that most mothers who had it done to them is more than likly to do it to their daughter(s)and Men help continue the practice by refusing to marry women who have not had FGM or by allowing or paying for their daughters' procedures.
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