Type 1: The clitoris or clitoral hood is partially or fully removed (also known as clitoridectomy)
Type 2: As well as the clitoris, the labia minora are partially or fully removed. The labia majora may also be cut
Type 3: The clitoris, labia minora and labia majora are cut away, and the remaining skin is sewn or sealed together leaving a tiny hole for menstrual blood and urine. This is commonly known as infibulation
Type 4: All other harmful procedures to the female genitals including pricking, piercing, rubbing, scraping and the use of herbs or other substances.
More information can be found here and on all the links below and view the video below on the world wide campaign against FGM.
FGM is child abuse. It forces girls into a life of pain. The contacts below can help those affected and those who might be affected. They also provide more information. Don’t be afraid to act.