Category : Health


Blog posts from our network of grassroots activists and research academics

The consequences of FGM on the health, both physical and psychological, are tremendous. There is a need for health care, concentrated assistance to repatriate the dangerous impact, and also, in many communities, a desperate need to help the women stand on their own feet if they choose to escape the dangerous treatment.
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The consequences of FGM on the health, both physical and psychological, are tremendous. There is a need for health care, concentrated assistance to repatriate the dangerous impact, and also, in many communities, a desperate need to help the women stand on their own feet if they choose to escape the dangerous treatment.


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Recently, I asked an Egyptian medical doctor whether he had ever encountered FGM. He had indeed encountered it. He told me that he was once at a hospital and was asked whether he would circumcise two children. He agreed, assuming that both children were boys, but then it turned out that one was a boy and the other a girl. He was against FGM, but he decided on the spur of the moment to do something to the girl and draw blood so that her parents would consider the job done and leave her alone. Did this Egyptian doctor apply the pragmatic solution advocated in The Economist?
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A new blog by Dr Sophia Webster as she visits the maternity ward in a hospital in Burkina Faso during her epic Flight for Every Mother journey to promote maternal health across Africa. Flying a plane, negotiating border crossings, delivering babies and saving lives are all in day's work for this inspirational doctor!
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A new guest blog by Amanda Epe, one of 28 Too Many's Health Education Volunteers, reflecting on the role of midwives and other professionals and how they can help safeguard girls from FGM.
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In 2012 significant advances were made in the battle against FGM as the United Nations prepared the first-ever draft resolution against the practice. In addition to this, some nations decided to abandon the practice - most notably Somalia included a ban on FGM in its new constitution. While progress has been made, push back has arrived.
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