Mutilação genital feminina na Indonésia

Mutilação genital feminina na Indonésia

Female circumcision is common in more than 30 countries, mostly in Middle Eastern and African countries. Doctors who practice female circumcision say that there are many reasons for this – from religious beliefs to the development of cervical cancer. However, this is not a good enough reason to endanger a woman, and especially the child's health. Often the process of healing after circumcision take a long time and can be uncertain. This procedure can cause bleeding and infertility and dea

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9-month-old girl waiting for their turn to the procedure of circumcision. (Stephanie Sinclair)

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Mutilação genital feminina na Indonésia

Mutilação genital feminina na Indonésia

In the picture above you can see the families of 284 girls which received money for their daughters participating in a mass circumcision in honor of the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. Girls and their families gathered in the great hall before the procedure of circumcision, which, by tradition, begins with prayer. (Stephanie Sinclair)

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One of the girls getting prepared for the circumcision procedure. (Stephanie Sinclair)

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Mutilação genital feminina na Indonésia

Mutilação genital feminina na Indonésia

In Asia, female circumcision is still a living tradition among some communities in the Philippines, Malaysia, Pakistan and Indonesia. Also it is practiced in the United Arab Emirates, South Yemen, Oman and Bahrain. In Latin America, female circumcision can be found in Brazil, Eastern Mexico and Peru. (Stephanie Sinclair)

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One of the girls after the circumcision procedure. Doctors put her special clothes, but this is no guarantee of a fast and smooth healing of incisions. (Stephanie Sinclair)

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Mutilação genital feminina na Indonésia

Mutilação genital feminina na Indonésia

Doctors use the scissors to cut the hood and the head of the clitoris. World Health Organization considers this unnecessary ritual and condemns such practices. (Stephanie Sinclair)

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In some countries only after circumcision a girl can get married and wear jewelry. In the photo: the girl is getting prepared for the procedure of circumcision. (Stephanie Sinclair)

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Mutilação genital feminina na Indonésia

Mutilação genital feminina na Indonésia

Doctors prepared tools and the “house” for the procedure of circumcision in some primary school and expect their patients. (Stephanie Sinclair)

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In some countries where circumcision is practiced, it is believed that if the woman does not undergo this procedure, she is unclean – she is always too excited and can not properly take care of the house. There is also, a belief that uncircumcised women can not bear a boy. (Stephanie Sinclair)

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Mutilação genital feminina na Indonésia

Mutilação genital feminina na Indonésia

One of the girls after the circumcision procedure, her face covered with tears. (Stephanie Sinclair)

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The main reason for female circumcision is religion. In some communities, it is thought that uncircumcised girls can't properly clean their genitals after urinating, and that the prayer of the “unclean” can not be heard.

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