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The Truth About British Girls and Female Genital Mutilation

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Uploaded on Aug 31, 2010

Female Genital Mutilation: The controversial tradition of FGM has now reached the shores of the UK. Warning: Shocking and Controversial Scenes.

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The controversial tradition at the heart of African culture has now reached the shores of Europe. Today, over 500 British girls are estimated to have undergone the procedure of female genital cutting.

Many young girls would get excited at the prospect of going on holiday but Jamelia knew that the plane she boarded was taking her to be 'circumcised'. Jamelia was cut in an empty mansion by an old woman, strangers held her down and a clean razor was only used when more money exchanged hands. "I remember the blood everywhere", Jamelia says, "one of the maids actually saw her pick up the bit of flesh they cut out." Miriam's womb was accidentally sealed when she was cut and now she cannot have children. "It will stay with me until the day I die." Now, the NHS confirms that cutters are flown over to the UK to cut girls in batches - a cheap alternative. The UK has more girls at risk of being cut than any other European country and as yet no-one has been prosecuted for the crime.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/theobserver...

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