Sunday, June 26, 2011

Female circumcision: orgasm still

I'm neither a doctor nor a researcher so I don't know what to think about this:

'Her study squares with the findings of Italian researcher Lucrezia Catania, also presented at the world sexual health congress, WAS.
After all, the little bump we think of as the clitoris is actually only the tip, she points out. In fact the clitoris carries on deep inside the body. So even if the tip is cut off, there’s plenty left for stimulation.'

It is really doubtful this finding will help the cause of eliminating FGM.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Kenya: Legislation failing to curb FGM/C

'"When people see me and I smile at them, they think I like what I went through... [but] I wish I could run away," she told IRIN. "My grandmother said I must be cut so I can be a good girl in future.

"I was afraid to go, but they forced me and now I am feeling a lot of pain. I can't go to school until I heal," she added.

Ruth's father says the pain is worth the respect she will earn from the community as a circumcised woman.'