3 Photographs That Tell The Whole Truth About Female Genital Mutilation (NSFW)

Elisabeth Ubbe was a young nursing student at a Swedish hospital back in the ‘90s when a doctor instructed her to place a urinary catheter for the patient in room one. She got right on it, heading into the private room where a girl, no older than 13 or so, was waiting in a gynecological exam chair. But as Ubbe got closer, she realized there was a problem.
“I didn’t understand what I saw between her legs,” Ubbe says. “I saw a smooth, tight surface, like the skin had been burned, and a tiny hole that did not in any way resemble a urethral orifice.” The girl had undergone female genital mutilation, also known as FGM or “cutting,” but at that time Ubbe had no idea what that was. Read more here:

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