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QSV Supporting the Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation

World Health Organization [WHO]

Fact Sheet

  • Female genital mutilation (FGM) includes procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.
  • The procedure has no health benefits for girls and women.
  • Procedures can cause severe bleeding and problems urinating, and later cysts, infections, infertility as well as complications in childbirth and increased risk of newborn deaths.
  • More than 125 million girls and women alive today have been cut in the 29 countries in Africa and Middle East where FGM is concentrated (1).
  • FGM is mostly carried out on young girls sometime between infancy and age 15.
  • FGM is a violation of the human rights of girls and women.

WHO is particularly concerned about the increasing trend for medically trained personnel to perform FGM. WHO strongly urges health professionals not to perform such procedures.

  1. UNICEF. Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: a statistical overview and exploration of the dynamics of change, 2013.

For more updated information on female genital mutilation click here.

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QSV Accepts Online Donations

Queen Sheba Village Inc. (QSV) organization is a licensed non-profit in the state of Maryland, USA which is dedicated to improving the well-being of women and children in rural Senegal. QSV focuses its efforts on education, micro-finance entrepreneurship, financial literacy training, and on the current construction of a women’s facility. We also collect and distribute gifts and items in-kind, such as school supplies to bring to the children of Senegal.

Donation online is an easy, secure way to contribute to Queen Sheba Village. Your contribution is tax deductible as we are an official 501c3 organization. You may also make recurring donations to Queen Sheba Village by clicking the donation button below. All contributions help us make a difference in the lives of the communities we serve. We also accept donations from international donors.

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