What are its consequences?
All types of FGM have harmful consequences for the health and well-being of infants, girls and women throughout their lives. The practice negatively impacts maternal and child health, increasing the risk of obstetric complications and neonatal deaths.
- Severe pain
- Urine retention
- Infections like tetanus or sepsis
- Chronic pain
- Recurring bladder and urinary tract infections
- Psychological trauma