Female Genital Mutilation

Female genital mutilation, also known as female genital cutting is the process of partial or complete removal of the external female genitalia for non-medical reasons. Sadly, female genital mutilation in Nigeria accounts for the most female genital mutilation all over the world.

In some cultures, female genital mutilation is compulsory and parents do not have the right to keep their daughters away from this culture. Statistics as at 2012 reveals that in Nigeria, 27% of women and girls between the ages of 15 and 49 are victims of female genital mutilation. More saddening is the fact that the process is carried out by traditional medicine practitioners who do not have any knowledge of medicine and human anatomy.