30 June 2007

Female circumcision

Dr Grumble came across female circumcision first in Ethiopia where he spent three months as a student. He comes across it still. Many of his patients come from Somalia. The idea of old witches carrying out this operation on poor young girls in a remote African village makes his blood turn cold.

Here's a picture of the equipment the old hags use.

Meet a girl who is about to be circumcised in the video below taken in the Omo valley in Ethiopia. (The video was too awful to watch and has now been removed.)

Doc Grumble was pleased, very pleased, to learn that Egypt has now banned the practice.