Is Female Circumcision Right or Wrong(FGM)? What is your take on that?

​Female genital mutilation

Typically carried out by a traditional circumciser using a blade, FGM is conducted from days after birth to puberty and beyond. In half the countries for which national figures are available, most girls are cut before the age of five.

Procedures differ according to the country or ethnic group. They include removal of the clitoral hood and clitoral glans; removal of the inner labia; and removal of the inner and outer labia and closure of the vulva. In this last procedure (known as infibulation), a small hole is left for the passage of urine and menstrual fluid; the vagina is opened for intercourse and opened further for childbirth.

It is usually initiated and carried out by women, who see it as a source of honour, and who fear that failing to have their daughters and granddaughters cut will expose the girls to social exclusion.

The health effects depend on the procedure; they can include recurrent infections, difficulty urinating and passing menstrual flow, chronic pain, the development of cysts, an inability to get pregnant, complications during childbirth, and fatal bleeding.There are no known health benefits.

There have been international efforts since the 1970s to persuade practitioners to abandon FGM. As a result it has been outlawed or restricted in most of the countries in which it occurs, although the laws are poorly enforced. The opposition to the practice is not without its critics, particularly among anthropologists, who have raised difficult questions about cultural relativism and the universality of human rights.

The procedures are generally performed by a traditional circumciser (cutter or exciseuse) in the girls’ homes, with or without anaesthesia. The cutter is usually an older woman, but in communities where the male barber has assumed the role of health worker he will perform FGM too.

When traditional cutters are involved, non-sterile devices are likely to be used, including knives, razors, scissors, glass, sharpened rocks and fingernails. According to a nurse in Uganda, quoted in 2007 in The Lancet, a cutter would use one knife on up to 30 girls at a time.

Normally, circumcisions are usually for males but the system of females being circumcised or whatever they call it is quite unacceptable. Throughout my research and findings about this so called FGM; majority of people opposed such act and therefore ban it from continues existence in their countries.

Through my findings too as recorded above. It was clearly recorded that it has “No Health Benefits” no matter the fact of some excuses applied before indulging in such act, it is called the violation of human rights because some victims doesn’t support it, while some women ran away with their daughters in other to avoid them being circumcised or FGM.

Fruits Nutritional Supplements Day 9(Apples)

One cup of apples (138 grams) provides about 81 calories and contains about 21 grams of carbohydrates and 3.7 grams of fibre.
Apples contains flavonoids, quercetin, catechin, phloridzin and chlorogenic acid that protect the heart as they are potent antioxidants.

Flavonoids prevent excessive inflammation, regulate blood pressure, prevent too much clumping together of blood platelets; both soluble and insoluble fibre in apples helps lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels.

Eating an apple daily reduces the risk of lung cancer, colon cancer and breast cancer. Red apple peel also contains many antioxidants that have cancer-fighting (antiproliferative) properties. 

Phytochemicals in apples (hydroxycinnamic acids, D-glucaric acid, oligomeric procyanidins) help in preventing mutations, promoting the demise of cancerous growths and limiting cancer spread.

Eat Apples always and be assured that your health will certainly improve.

Fruits Nutritional Supplements Day 8(Oranges)

One orange (130 grams) provides about 62 calories, 15.3 grams of carbohydrates, 1.2 grams of protein and 3.1 grams of fibre.

The fruit is a rich source of Vitamin C and also contains Vitamin A, thiamine, folates, calcium, and potassium; its 170 different phytonutrients and 60+ flavonoids have anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour and blood clot-inhibiting properties and are strong antioxidants.

Oranges are heart-healthy — their potassium content helps lower blood pressure, protecting against stroke and cardiac arrhythmias. 

What’s more, polymethoxylated flavones (PMF) found in citrus fruit peels lower cholesterol more effectively than some prescription drugs, and without side effects.

Limonin in oranges and other citrus fruits help fight mouth cancer, skin cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, stomach cancer and colon cancer. Limonin is a potent anti-carcinogen that may continuously prevent cancerous cells from proliferating.

Oranges also help prevent kidney stones. They help increase urinary pH value and increase citric acid excretion, reducing the risk of calcium oxalate stones forming.

And a daily glass of freshly squeezed orange juice can significantly lower your risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.

Drink oranges always and your health will improve.

Fruits Nutritional Supplements Day 7(Cranberries)

Half a cup of cranberries (47 grams) provides about 23 calories and contains about six grams of carbohydrates and 1.9 grams of fibre. Cranberries also contain Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Manganese.

These fruit protect from urinary tract infections and are anti-viral and anti-bacterial. They contain quinic acid, which prevents calcium and phosphate ions from reacting to form kidney stones. 

People with recurring kidney stones will benefit from drinking cranberry juice daily.

Cranberries are heart-healthy, improving blood vessel function and protecting against heart attack or stroke. 

Pterostilbene, a powerful antioxidant compound found in cranberries helps lower cholesterol.

They also help prevent cancer. Phytonutrients in cranberries protect from breast cancer and their proanthocyanidins are toxic to cancer cells, blocking tumour growths in the lung, prostate, breast and leukemia cancer cells.

Drink Cranberries always, and I bet you; your health will certainly improve.

Fruits Nutritional Supplements Day 6(Grapes)

One cup of grapes (90 grams) provides about 61 calories and contains about 16 grams of carbohydrates and 0.9 grams of fibre.

The fruit also contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C and minerals manganese and potassium.

Resveratrol in grapes keeps the heart muscle healthy by increasing blood flow to the brain; it also lowers the risk of Alzheimer’s and helps protect against prostate, lung, liver and breast cancer by inhibiting events that lead to cancer initiation, promotion, and progression.

In addition, saponins and pterostilbene in grapes help lower cholesterol.
Purple grape juice and red wines are anti-bacterial.

Fruits Nutritional Supplements Day 5(Bananas)

One banana (118 grams) provides about 108 calories and contains about 27 grams of carbohydrates, 1.2 grams of protein and 2.8 grams of Fibre. It also contains Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C, minerals manganese and potassium.

The rich potassium content is essential for maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function. The fibre content lowers cholesterol, which also protects the heart.

Bananas Have antacid effects — they maintain electrolyte balance and protect against stomach ulcers and ulcer damage. 

Compounds in the fruit help create a thicker mucus barrier, thus protecting against effects of stomach acids.

The potassium found in bananas also counteracts increased urinary calcium loss caused by high-salt diets, thus preventing bones from thinning out at a fast rate.

Eat Bananas Everytime and your health will surely improve.

Fruits nutritional supplements day 4(Watermelons)

One cup (150 grams) of watermelon provides about 49 calories, contains about six grams of carbohydrates and about 0.9 grams of protein.

Vitamins in the fruit include Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C; minerals include magnesium and potassium.
Powerful antioxidants in watermelon help protect your heart, reducing the risk of heart disease as they prevent free radicals from oxidising cholesterol.
Watermelon also reduces damage caused in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis by neutralising free radicals.
Lycopene in the fruit has antioxidant and cancer-preventing properties and protects the DNA inside white blood cells. Lycopene helps prevent prostate cancer, breast cancer, endometrial cancer, lung cancer and colorectal cancers.
Watermelon consumption also helps reduce the severity of asthma attacks; its antioxidants help reduce the airway spasm that occurs in asthma by neutralising free radicals. Free radicals add to the severity of asthma attacks by causing airways to clamp down and close.

Eat Watermelons Everytime because the fact that it’s in watery form does not make it just water; it’s contents is highly recommended, so eat and improve your health.