This is something else. But also, a bit dubious. In Burkina Faso, 58 percent of girls have been subjected to the practice of genital mutilation before it was banned in 1996. A new clinic offers reconstructive surgery for free, promising… miracles.
A UFO cult is behind Africa’s first clitoral restoration hospital in Burkina Faso, set to open in March, which will offer a controversial surgery to victims of female genital mutilation.
The Raelian sect believes that humans were created by extra-terrestrials to experience joy. It promotes world peace, democracy — and sexual satisfaction.
This mission has led them to actively campaign against female genital mutilation (FGM), and to back a clinic in San Francisco, offering a controversial reconstructive surgery for victims.
The World Health Organization estimates that between 100 million and 140 million women have been victims of genital mutilation worldwide.
It is most prevalent in northeast and west Africa, particularly “excision”, in which the clitoris and labia are removed.
There is NO DOUBT this is a popular venture – there is a waiting list that will certainly grow. But there is a dispute as to whether surgery can restore feeling and orgasms to victims of female genital mutilation (FGM), a vicious cultural practice that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia for non-medical reasons sometimes without anaesthesia using a knife or razor. Many countries in sub-Saharan and Northeast Africa allow the procedure to girls from weeks old to puberty.
Clitoraid, the non-profit association which includes both Raelians and non-Raelians contributors, funds the venture.
How can you restore tissue that has been taken away? I applaud the efforts but is it valid?
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