FGM


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FGM

Abbreviation for:
female genital mutilation 
fibrogranulomatous material
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Anti-FGM champion Irene Nyantika said three types of FGM are practised in the region.
They are run by the National FGM Centre, a partnership between Barnardo's and the Local Government Association.
There were around five people over the age of 18 at the time they underwent FGM, too.
"Those who subject girls to FGM may do so because of pressures from their community, cultural norms, or believe it will improve the chances of marriage.
Despite how harmful this incident was, it represents a turning point on the war against FGM in Egypt.
It is also possible there are "significant numbers" of patients with FGM who have not been admitted to hospital, the board said.
Another women helped by the charity is Christine Chebet, 24, also from Kenya, who had FGM during childbirth.
In a very angry mood, Madam Torma says that the health centers involved in the practice of FGM are allegedly doing so openly in communities without any action taken against them.
While causes of the FGM are a result of cultural and social factors mixed with some religious interpretations within communities that have been proven wrong by time, some can still justify the act and give grounds for it.
The girl's Ghanaian father, who was also on trial, was acquitted of FGM and of failing to protect his daughter from the risk of FGM.