FGM victims need medical attention ‘every hour’ says charity

A case of female genital mutilation (FGM) is either discovered or treated at a medical appointment in England every hour, a charity has said. Plan International UK said statistics showed there were 8,656 times when a girl or woman was assessed at a doctor’s surgery or hospital. Charity boss Tanya Barron said: “These figures are… Continue Reading FGM victims need medical attention ‘every hour’ says charity

Kenyan girls hide in schools to escape FGM

Hundreds of Kenyan girls are preparing to spend Christmas in schools, rather than with their families, fearing that their parents will force them to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM). Schools that should have closed more than a month ago for the holidays are staying open for the girls, while others are staying in churches in… Continue Reading Kenyan girls hide in schools to escape FGM

VIDEO: ‘FGM happened to me in white, midwest America’

In 1947, when I was just three years old a doctor removed my clitoris. Female genital mutilation is mostly associated with African cultures, and non-Christian religions, but my FGM happened in white, midwest America. It took place in a church clinic that used a scalpel on girls who masturbated. I remember the excruciating pain and… Continue Reading VIDEO: ‘FGM happened to me in white, midwest America’