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 increased risk of infant mortality.
About 140 million girls and women world wide are currently living with the consequences of FGM.
FGM is mostly carried out on young girls sometimes between infancy and age 15.
In Africa an estimated 101 million girls 10 years old and above have undergone FGM.
FGM is a violation of the human rights of girls and women. For more information visit http://www.equalitynow.org/fgm
Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is one of many forms of breast cancer that disproportionately strikes younger women of African, Latina or caribbean descent, and those with BRCA1 mutations.
Ghanamaa is committed to bringing awareness to this deadly disease through educational and community sponsored events. For more information visit www.TNBC.org
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