Consequences of FGM during Childbirth

Consequences of FGM during Childbirth

Consequences of FGM during Childbirth

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a deeply rooted traditional practice that is still prevalent in many developing countries, and constitutes a major risk to the life of women and children in these localities where it is practiced. Thought the government of Tanzania tries to deal with this problem, but the practises still continue in many areas!

A recent study found that, compared with women who had not been subjected to FGM, those who had undergone FGM faced a significantly Consequences of FGM during Childbirth which includes greater risk of requiring a Caesarean  section, an episiotomy and an extended hospital stay, and also of suffering post-partum haemorrhage.

Women who have undergone infibulation are more likely to suffer from prolonged and obstructed labor, sometimes resulting in foetal death and obstetric fistula. The infants of mothers who have undergone more extensive forms of FGM are at an increased risk of dying at birth.

Very recent estimates by WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, The World Bank and the United Nations Population Division reveal that most of the high-FGM-prevalence countries also have high maternal mortality ratios and high numbers of maternal death.

Two high-FGM-prevalence countries are among the four countries with the highest numbers of maternal death globally. Five of the high-prevalence countries have maternal mortality ratios of 550 per 100,000 live births and above, and so the Consequences of FGM during Childbirth is widely experienced!

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