Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting happens in the US, too.

 

Impacts of FGM/C

When people travel and emigrate, their practices and beliefs travel and emigrate, too. Included is female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C).

 

Among many communities in many cultures aren’t entitled to make their own decisions about what happens to their bodies. This is a "fundamental violation of basic human rights."

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Related health problems

01

Infertility

Girls as young as 6 years old often suffer persistent recurring infections as a result of the traumatic procedure. This can leave many women infertile due to damage to the fallopian tubes.

Women, experienced FGM are significantly more likely to experience difficulties during childbirth and that their babies are more likely to die as a result of the practice.

02

Increase in Stillbirths

03

Excessive

Bleeding

Hemorrhage can result if the clitoral artery or other blood vessel is cut during the procedure.

04

Urination

Problems

Urination Problems happen due to obstruction of the urethra and recurrent urinary tract infections.

05

Infections

With Consequent chronic pain,  chronic genital infections, chronic reproductive tract infections, and urinary tract infections may appear.

Increase in Stillbirths

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Cysts

A vulval epidermal inclusion cyst is the most commonly occur as a large complication of FGM and manifest as a primary condition.

 
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Our activities

FOR THEM

Our goal is give the next generation choice over their body. We work with local government, NGOs, and community members to create responsive mechanisms to combat FGM/C in NY and ultimately throughout the country.

 

We are going to work together with the local government to create a Task Force that functions as a citywide mechanism to combat FGM/C in NYC.  This will be the first of its kind in the country.

 

FOR THEM

How you can help

Your donation helps us continue to save children from genital mutilation and other harmful practices.