Consequences of female circumcision

According to a report by the World Health Organization, female circumcision, which is currently used on more than three million girls each year causes complications during delivery and cause an increase in mortality in infants. The UN Agency argues that women who have undergone this practice (female genital mutilation), have proved more vulnerable to 70% of postpartum hemorrhage with fatal outcome compared to the other. Furthermore the study (involving 28,000 women admitted to the centres of obstetrics in six African countries where the practice is common) revealed an increase in risk of death for infants of 55%. According to j. Phumaphi (who), for the first time data are available that demonstrate the serious consequences on the health of women of this practice. According to the who, 20 children on 1000 in Africa die at birth due to circumcision of mothers. Currently it is estimated that women subjected to genital mutilation around the world are about 100 million. This practice is particularly prevalent in 28 African countries, but also in some areas of the Middle East and Asia, as well as among migrant communities in Europe and North America. Is carried out on girls around ten years old, often without anesthesia and in precarious hygienic conditions with exposure to infections of various kinds. The who is opposed to the idea that this practice is carried out by medical personnel in conditions of safety; second Phumaphi would be the worst thing possible. Many African Nations have enacted laws against female circumcision, but with a lack of effectiveness in terms of results. Often, for local cultures, circumcision is the guarantee of chastity before marriage and fidelity to her husband, but is also a rite of passage to adulthood.


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