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Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female circumcision or female genital cutting. This female genital mutilation powerpoint (ppt) presentation provides key facts and information on FGM. FGM is a social issue around the world, and it's illigal.

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Slide 1 - Female Genital Mutilation
Slide 2 - "Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. " ... said by World Health Organisation (WHO). Introduction
Slide 3 - Procedures Female genital mutilation is classified into four major types. Clitoridectomy : partial or total removal of the clitoris (a small, sensitive and erectile part of the female genitals) and, in very rare cases, only the prepuce (the fold of skin surrounding the clitoris). Excision : partial or total removal of the clitoris and the labia minora, with or without excision of the labia majora (the labia are "the lips" that surround the vagina). Infibulation : narrowing of the vaginal opening through the creation of a covering seal. The seal is formed by cutting and repositioning the inner, or outer, labia, with or without removal of the clitoris. Other : all other harmful procedures to the female genitalia for non-medical purposes, e.g. pricking, piercing, incising, scraping and cauterizing the genital area.
Slide 4 - Key facts Female genital mutilation (FGM) includes procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. The procedure has no health benefits for girls and women. Procedures can cause severe bleeding and problems urinating, and later cysts, infections, infertility as well as complications in childbirth and increased risk of newborn deaths. More than 125 million girls and women alive today have been cut in the 29 countries in Africa and Middle East where FGM is concentrated (1). FGM is mostly carried out on young girls sometime between infancy and age 15. FGM is a violation of the human rights of girls and women.
Slide 5 - In 2010 WHO published a "Global strategy to stop health care providers from performing female genital mutilation" in collaboration with other key UN agencies and international organizations.
Slide 6 - Prevalence of female genital mutilation in Africa and Yemen (women aged 15 - 49)
Slide 7 - Reference & Source : http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs241/en/ http://www.google.com
Slide 8 - Read more about Female genital mutilation (FGM) http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs241/en/ and you ?