What if certain forms of childhood female genital alterations/mutilations were legalised? Would this be enough to bring the really horrid forms of FGM down? Two gynaecologists think so …..what do you think?
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In the last two years – 1,700 girls have undergone FGM in the United Kingdom. As we struggle to eliminate FGM in Africa, we are not alone in our search for solutions that actually work.
‘Irῖgũ’ is a very derogative term that refers to uncircumcised girls among the Kikuyu. So when my friend and her sisters were being referred to as ‘irῖgũ cia Njambi – the uncircumcised girls of Njambi (her mother) – it must have pained their mother.