(In Great Britian) FEMALE CIRCUMCISION ON THE RISE (Link to article)
“Also, I think because we have set up a clinic here locally, by word of mouth, more and more women are coming to the clinics so our numbers are increasing quite significantly each year,” she added.
Leila was eight years old and on her first holiday abroad when her grandmother decided it was time for her to be circumcised.
“My grandma was, like, ‘Shut up, you know me – what are you screaming for, it’s for your own good at the end of the day'”
“Basically two ladies were holding my legs and they were both sat on me,” she said. “One was sitting on my chest, holding me back, holding my mouth. There were pure towels, a knife and hot water, and the lady went inside me and started proper chopping me and I was screaming. My grandma was, like, ‘Shut up, you know me – what are you screaming for, it’s for your own good at the end of the day’. It was just too much and I was in pain.”