Increasing number of women with genital mutilations in Berlin clinics

Importing massive numbers of migrants from regions where primitive cultures prevail has brought the barbaric practice of female genital mutilation to Germany. 

Worldwide around 200 million of women have been the victims of this cruel practice. Among other ruthless and inhumane practices like breast ironing, genital mutilation is widely practiced in Africa and certain Middle Eastern countries. 

Between September 2018 and September 2019, the number of women treated for FGM increased considerably in Germany. In that period of time, genital mutilation was identified as the main diagnoses in 176 cases, according to information released by the Berlin Senate at the request of the AfD parliamentary group. In 2016, there were only 12 cases of FGM and in 2017 the number went down to six.

The Senate believes the increasing numbers are due to migration from African and some Arabic countries where  FGM is widely practiced, German newspaper Die Welt reports.

“Due to immigration from areas where genital mutilation practice is widespread, it is assumed that there is an increasing need for advice, education and medical care.”

To deal with the problem, a coordination office will be set up during the summer time to expand education, counseling services, and medical care for women who’ve suffered from FGM.

Berlin wants teachers and educators in touch with girls who are in danger of this practice to raise awareness of the importance of physical integrity of the girls within the immigrant communities.  

It is estimated that around 70,000 women who’ve been subjected to FGM currently live in Germany. Additionally, around 17,700 girls, mainly in large cities like Berlin, are currently in danger of having the barbarous procedure done to them, nearly twice as many as there were three years ago.

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