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Female Mutilation Another Way to Control Women More than 20 years ago a Somali woman named Waris Dirie had her sex stolen from her in an African ritual Her story is not as rare as we would like to think It is estimated that 135 million girls in the world have undergone female mutilation Out Magazine Despite the health and psychological affects on these women it is still being done in more than 28 African countries There are several things people do not understand about female mutilation for instance why is it done how is it done and what are the side effects of it Female mutilation is a very dangerous cultural tradition Several different cultures do it for several different reasons Some cultures believe that a girl can not be considered a woman until she has undergone female mutilation It is a type of initiation into adulthood followed by ceremonies attended by only women Some cultures believe that removing the clitoris and the labia enhances the girls femininity since they are viewed as the male parts of the female body In communities that practice female mutilation it is believed that if a female does not have her sexual body parts removed they would grow so big that they would hang down between her legs Some groups believe that a womans clitoris is dangerous and that if it touches a mans penis he will die Others believe that if the babys head touches the clitoris during childbirth the baby too will die Some cultures believe they are doing it for smart reasons They believe that it enhances fertility They also believe it makes childbirth easier and others think that is a women is not mutilated she would be unable to conceive a child Human Rights Some cultures do it out of stupidity and do it only to enhance a mans sexual pleasure The main cause in most communities for female
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