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VIDEO: Famous Bugisu MP Wants Government To Legalize Female Genital Mutilation To Save Women From Cancer

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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. According to the world bank, the procedure leaves no clitoris with the victims as it’s also removed.

The clitoris is the most sensitive part of the female outer genitalia (vulva) and is responsible for sexual pleasure. The vulva is an erogenous zone, meaning that touching it can cause sexual stimulation. The clitoris can be stimulated in many way using fingers, oral sex, sex toys and partners genitals.

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Researchers have found that most women will only achieve orgasm when the clitoris, or more specifically, the glans clitoris, is also stimulated. Sex educator and researcher Emily Nagoski calls the female genital organ the “Grand Central Station or Erotic Sensation”.

The clitoris also has procreative (reproductive) functions. For example, the clitoris helps women conceive by moving the cervix away from the semen pool, preventing the semen from traveling too quickly into the uterus

According to World Health Organization, More than 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) in 30 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia where FGM is practiced. FGM is mostly carried out on young girls between infancy and age 15. FGM is a violation of the human rights of girls and women. Treatment of the health complications of FGM is estimated to cost health.

The World Health Organization categories FGM in four major types which include;

Type 1: This is the partial or total removal of the clitoral glans (the external and visible part of the clitoris, which is a sensitive part of the female genitals), and/or the prepuce/clitoral hood (the fold of skin surrounding the clitoral glans).

Type 2: This is the partial or total removal of the clitoral glans and the labia minora (the inner folds of the vulva), with or without removal of the labia majora (the outer folds of skin of the vulva).

Type 3: Also known as infibulation, this is the narrowing of the vaginal opening through the creation of a covering seal. The seal is formed by cutting and repositioning the labia minora, or labia majora, sometimes through stitching, with or without removal of the clitoral prepuce/clitoral hood and glans.

Type 4: This includes all other harmful procedures to the female genitalia for non-medical purposes, e.g., pricking, piercing, incising, scraping and cauterizing the genital area.

Government of Uganda through the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2010 outlawed and made the practice criminal after research and reality drew to dire consequences including death due to over breeding.

The prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Act 2010 outlawed all forms of FGM in Uganda. Despite it’s criminalization, the practice is still common among the communities in Sebei and Karamoja. The practice is associated with rites of passage from childhood to adulthood/womanhood.

Reports suggest the practice is still being done. Girls and young women are being lured into undergoing through FGM through hide outs and others are taken to cross boarder places in Kenya to forcefully undergo the same.

Now Bubulo East legislator an NRM leaning legislator Hon John Musira is urging government to quash the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Act 2010 and allow women to undergo the practice free without hinderances.

The Vocal Musila who believes in Rastafarianism says Africans are not fools to practice FGM because it comes with some good outcomes. He further says that his great grand mother was circumcized woman and seems the Bagisu could have abandoned that practice but even in parliament they’re women members of parliament from Sebei region who underwent Female Genital Mutilation also referred to as Female Circumcision.

Musila says the practice rids women of some element of a male private parts on them that could later disturb them in their early forties as Cervical cancer. So the communities which practice FGM knew this and decided to remove the clitoris from their women.

The legislator who says he’s aware of the law which criminalizes FGM says government should improve it to make it optional for women who want to undergo the practice. His words now cast a shadow of confusion on the efforts by activists and government in ending the practice. He says all efforts to end the vice are funded by Bazungu which are against African Culture.

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