Female genital mutilation has been reported to occur all over the globe involving at least 3 million girls a year. The procedure leads to many short term and long term complications like urinary tract infections, infertility, etc. A variety of social and religious reasons are cited to be the cause for continuation of this harmful practice. Despite the work done by many organizations like World Health Organization and United Nations, the overall rate of decline in the prevalence of female genital mutilation has been slow. So, it needs a global imperative to strengthen the work for elimination of this dreadful practice.
Citation: Danasekaran R, Annadurai K, Mani G, Ramasamy J (2014) It’s Time to Stop Female Genital Mutilation. J Womens Health, Issues Care 1:1