Somaliland: The Devastating Medical Consequences of FGM


Victims of FGM suffer several incapacitating medical conditions

Somalilandsun- Female Genital Cutting-FGM has been carried out for centuries because of a false belief that it protected girls from early sexual intercourse and unwanted pregnancy.

In Somaliland, where women are often financially dependent on men consequences of the brutal practice can be particularly severe as victims at the Borama hospital revealed in a succession of disturbing accounts chronicled by Martin Bentham in a piece titled “Legacy of suffering and illness revealed at hospital for FGM victims in Somaliland”