Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

Today, female circumcision is common in 30 countries, mainly in the Middle East and in Africa. Doctors performing female circumcision say that there are many reasons for carrying out this procedure - from religious beliefs to preventing the development of cervical cancer. However, these are not sufficient reasons to endanger the health of the woman, and in particular, the child. Often the healing process takes a long time and can be ambiguous. The procedure itself can cause bleeding and infertility, and sometimes even leads to death.
In honor of the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed, 284 families from Jakarta received material resources for their daughters to take part in a mass circumcision ceremony.

The winner of numerous photo contests Stephanie Sinclair attended the ceremony and invites us to take a look at these heartbreaking shots.

1. A 9-month-old girl is waiting for her turn to be circumcised. (Stephanie Sinclair)11

2Families of 284 girls who received money for a mass circumcision in honor of the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. The girls and their families gathered in a large hall before the ceremony, which, according to tradition, begins with a prayer.12

3. One of the girls is prepared for the procedure of circumcision.13

4. In Asia, female circumcision is still a living tradition in some communities in the Philippines, Malaysia, Pakistan and Indonesia. He is also practiced in the UAE, South Yemen, Oman and Bahrain. In Latin America, female circumcision can be found in Brazil, Eastern Mexico and Peru.14

5. One of the girls after the procedure. Doctors put on her special pants, but it does not guarantee quick healing.15

6. Doctors use scissors to cut off the hood and the head of the clitoris. The World Health Organization considers this ritual unnecessary and condemns it.16

7. In some countries, a girl can marry and wear jewelry only after circumcision. In the photo: the girl is preparing for the procedure of circumcision.17

8. Doctors prepare instruments for circumcision in primary school.18

9. In some countries where female circumcision is practiced, it is believed that if a woman did not pass this test, it means that she is unclean, too agitated, and cannot properly do housework.It is also believed that an uncircumcised woman cannot give birth to a boy.19

10. One of the girls after circumcision.20

11. The main cause of female circumcision is religion. In some countries, it is believed that uncircumcised girls cannot be properly cleaned after urination, and the prayers of the “unclean” will not be heard.21

12. Since 1997, female circumcision has been prohibited in Egypt, except in cases of “medical necessity”. Some doctors continue to do the surgery using this excuse. An operation performed by a midwife is much cheaper than in a clinic. That is why many people choose this method, although it often leads to death, as the operation takes place without disinfection and anesthesia.

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  • Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS

    Circumcision girls in Indonesia. SHOCKING PHOTOS