anshika agarwal
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Female genital mutilation is the practice of violence against women and girls that has been continued for more than a thousand years. Although how it started its not completely known but removing the practice will take the world one step closer to achieving gender neutrality. It’s the practice of partially cutting or fully removing the external female genitalia and it also includes any other harm or injury caused to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. According to the World Health Organization it is calculated that 200 million girls and women alive today have experienced this and over 3 million girls are at risk of undergoing the practice every year. It is considered globally as a violation and ignorance of the human rights of girls and women. It shows the deep-rooted inequality between the genders and results in an extreme form of discrimination against women. This also violates a person’s rights to health, security and physical integrity and inhuman treatment and even the right to their life when this results in their death.Young girls starting from their births till the age of 15 are most commonly affected. It has no health benefits and it harms girls and women in a lot of ways. The risks of female genital mutilation increases with increasing severity and associated with increased health risk. Short term health issues can be excessive bleeding, severe pain, fever, infections etc. It can also trigger behavioral disturbances in children which are closely linked to a loss of trust in their families. In long term health issues can be problem related to urinal, menstrual and vaginal. It can also lead depression and anxiety among women. It happens globally and banned in 44 countries but still happens there unknowingly. It should be banned completely to make women feel safe. This practice should be completely uprooted from the globe.