The horrific practice of female circumcision, or more correctly, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) happens in more than 30 countries around the world and affects over 140 million girls and women.

FGM involves cutting out the clitoris and the labia minora of young girls – often with a torn can, a shard of glass or even a sharp rock.

This torturous mutilation of a young girl’s genitals is designed to keep girls chaste and quiet until they’re married off.

What life is like for those “circumcised”

The procedure has long reaching effects:
•    death, which happens in 1 out of 10 cases
•    extreme trauma and pain – anaesthesia is almost never used and the clitoris has more nerve endings than the head of the penis
•    infection because of the non-sterile operating equipment and circumstances,
•    lifelong pain and discomfort every time she urinates or during menstruation (due to the fact that the vagina is often sewn almost completely shut and urine and menses blood builds up and has to drip out, drop by painful drop)
•    traumatic and painful sex – if a woman feels nothing (no pain and no pleasure) she is actually regarded as lucky because the “operation” usually causes tremendous long lasting damage
•    a lost feeling of womanhood, the human emotion and sensations of desire and pleasure  
•    complications during childbirth

To find out more about Female Genital Mutilation, watch this video explaining it in greater detail.

There is hope

Doctors can now perform restorative operations, as the clitoris is actually a large organ that is mostly internal. By literally pulling it back out, medical science can now give back to women what has been stolen from them. Not just physically, but also the feelings of pleasure, desire and wholeness that comes with it.

To learn more about this miraculous procedure watch the video here:

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