Today, female circumcision is common in 30 countries, mainly in the Middle East and Africa. Doctors performing female circumcision, saying that there are many reasons for this procedure – from religious beliefs to prevent the development of cervical cancer. However, this is not enough good reasons to endanger the health of women and, in particular, children. Often, the healing process is long and can be mixed. The procedure itself can cause bleeding and infertility, and sometimes even leads to death.
In honor of the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad 284 families from Jakarta received material resources to ensure that their daughters took part in a mass circumcision ceremony.
The winner of numerous contests Stephanie Sinclair attended the ceremony and invites us to look at these heartbreaking footage.