School health officials in eastern Sweden have uncovered a case of one classroom where all 30 girls were victims of female genital mutilation (FGM). All but two of those 30 were victims of “infibulation,” wherein the clitoris and labia are completely hacked off and the genitals are sewn tightly together to leave only a small vaginal entrance. The classroom was in a town called Norrköping, where officials have reportedly logged 60 cases of FGM since March of this year.
Possible side effects from the procedure include fatal hemorrhaging, infertility, HIV infection, anorgasmia, menstrual and urinary pain, cysts, a higher infant mortality rate, pain during intercourse, vulval scarring, ruptured vagina, uterine blood clots, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
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