Somaliland: FGM and The Curse of Blades and Powders

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The tools used to carry out FGM in Somaliland include razors kerosene to clean the wound an egg used as glue to stop the bleeding a syringe and a numbing agent.

Somalilandsun- A powder concoction that includes sugar and crushed Ampicillin antibiotic capsules is deployed to stop excessive bleeding and fight infection during female circumcision procedures in Somaliland where Almost all women aged 15 to 49 in the east African stateare victims

But a campaign to highlight the physical and psychological damage caused by the practice is starting to have an impact reports the guardian which infographically details the brutal procedure , that is actually Female Genital Mutilation.
According to the world health organization Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures involving partial or total removal of the female external genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. In Somaliland and some other countries FGM is practiced as a religious or cultural dictate. Click to view The curse of blades and powders: FGM in Somaliland – in pictures
What is FGM

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures involving partial or total removal of the female external genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.
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What is FGM

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