What is FGM?
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FGM stands for female genital mutilation.
Some people refer to FGM as female circumcision, initiation or Sunnah.
FGM is the removal of any part of the female genitalia for non-medical reasons.
It also involves stretching of the labia, piercing, pricking or cauterising.
It includes genital cosmetic surgery, tattooing or piercing when performed on a child.
It is a form of child abuse.
When the clitoris or the clitoral hood is cut off.
When the clitoris and inner lips are cut off.
When the clitoris, inner lips and outer lips are cut and sewn together.
All other harmful practices including stretching, pricking, piercing, cutting, scraping and burning.