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Female circumcision is widespread in the Horn of Africa Somalia Ethiopia Eritrea and Djibouti as well as in the adjoining Egypt and Sudan East and West Africa In addition some cases of female circumcision have been recorded in different parts of the Middle East and Asia Often it is the tradition of certain people of the country such as in the southern region of Nigeria 60 percent of girls are circumcised and only 2 percent of girls experience this in the north of the country According to history the practice start 2200 BC in Kenya then it spread around the world Now there are 29-60 countries in Africa Middle East and Asia performed FGCToday there are 30 million girls who are affected The people who advocate the FGC believe that itll certify their daughters guarantee the girls get married and to save their family name Other people perform to show a girl becomes a woman and remain chaste women because of her sexual behavior FGC is considered by those who practice it to stop the womans sexual desire In some groups of women who are not cut are considered as dirty and bad attitude Some communities believe that in order to be good Muslims parents must have their daughters cut Theres a chance that the girl can die when shes being circumcised They dont get you Novocaine for the pain Can you imagine someone champing you hand off and you get do anything about Men and women often support FGC undoubtedly because it is a traditional practice in a community that has existed for generations Many communities believe that a girl needs to be cut in order to marry well In some communities a girl who is not cut is seen as unclean and sexually promiscuous On the other hand the belief is that a girl who is cut will make a good marriage because it is thought to be cleaner more fertile and
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