Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a harmful practice that 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. Female genital mutilation is classified into four main types.
Type 1 – Clitoridectomy
Type 2 – Excision
Type 3– Infibulation
Type 4 – Includes all other harmful procedures to the female genitalia for non-medical purposes (e.g. pricking, piercing, incising, scraping and cauterising the genital area)
Our illustrations show these main types.
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