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Consequences of Female Genital Mutilation

len Alfred Ajibola - 29th October, 2020 @ 05:06 PM

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The black shield in the Nigerian Coat of Arm represents the _____.

A. Strength of Nigeria

B. Pride of Nigeria

C. Dark complexion of Nigerians

D. Dignity of Nigeria

E. Fertile soil of Nigeria

F. Beauty of Nigeria

Which of the following is not a Nigerian National Symbol?

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  • C. The Nigerian National Pledge

  • D. The Nigerian Naira (NGN)

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  • C. The use of trafficked drugs can jeopardize one's health

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  • B. It can be eliminated from a society

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  • D. It is characterised by exchange of words and hostilities

  • E. Setting conflict guidelines can help reduce conflict in an organization

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The acronym CCTV means _____.

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The acronym BC means _____.

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Which of the following acronym is related to the Nigerian Lawyer?

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Effects of Female Genital Mutilation:

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is considered as one of the harmful traditional practices. It generally has a bad effect on those on which it had been carried out.

Please read on an introduction to the harmful traditional practices in Nigeria here.

Female Genital Mutilation is defined as the partial or total removal of a girl or woman's external genitalia for traditional and cultural reasons which are nonmedical in nature.

Although, culture and tradition are fundamental to societies and ethnic groups, some of these unhealthy traditional practices (emanating from culture) must be completely eradicated due to it's damaging effects on the victims' health.

You can read on values here.

Many of the victims of female genital mutilation may have to live with its associated psychological, physical, emotional and even spiritual trauma for the rest of their lives; and that's an abuse on their fundamental human rights.

Please read more on our fundamental human rights here.

 

Below are consequences or effects of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM):

  1. The victims suffer from severe and acute pains during and shortly after the processes of female genital mutilation.
    You can read on arterial disorders, their causes and characteristics here.

  2. The victims suffer from an excessive loss of blood alongside underlying injuries to the adjacent tissues of their reproductive organ. These include the clitoris, vagina, urethra, labia minora, labia majora, perineum and rectum.
    You can read on the male reproductive organs here.

  3. If crude and unsterilized instruments are utilized in the processes of FGM (which is always associated with great loss of blood), bacteria and other dangerous microorganisms may enter the bloodstream and adjacent reproducion tissues, giving rise to life threatening illnesses.
    You can read on micro-organisms causing food water and air borne diseases here.

  4. The horrendous memories of female genital mutilation may live with the victims throughout their lives. Consequently, this may lead to depression, low self-esteem and other psychological trauma, thus adversely affecting the victims' relationship with others.
    Please read more on low self-esteem and its characteristics here.

  5. Some women who had underwent FGM may never enjoy sex for the rest of the lives as a result of neuromas which had developed within the victims' reproductive system. This may lead to a failed marriage.
    Please read on failed marriages and factors that lead to it here.

  6. The victims may find it difficult to cope with education and other academic activities due to various long term inconveniences and distraction that may emanate from FGM.
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  7. Child birth may become very complicated or difficult for the victims of female genital mutilation. This may lead to increased frequency of cesarean section; that is: 'a surgical operation for delivering a child by cutting through the wall of the mother's abdomen'.
    You can read on forms of marriages here.

  8. Keloid scar tissues may develop over the cut reproductive areas of FGM. This scar always appear as a disfiguration on the affected areas and can be a source shame to the women involved.

  9. The girl child may find it difficult to participate in sports and other physical activities alongside her classmates and colleagues. This may lead to self-stigmatization.
    Please read on motivation quotes for students here.

  10. The underlying cells and tissues that constitutes the female reproductive tract may become cancerous.

  11. The victim may curse those who perpetrated the horrendous act of female genital mutilation against her will.
    Please read on Jesus' teaching on Forgiveness here.

  12. The victim may suffer from other infectious diseases associated with FGM; for instance, difficulty in menstrual flow, recurrent urinary tract infection and obstetric fistula (an abnormal connection between the rectum and vagina.

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