Female Genital Mutilation Survivors in Egypt

In this Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 photo, Badreya Ramzy, 55, who was forcefully circumcised as a 5-year-old child without anesthesia by a midwife, poses for a photograph in Sidfa, 340 kilometers (210 miles) south of Cairo, Egypt. “I remember the midwife holding me down hard. She cut, then got dust to stop the bleeding, andContinue reading “Female Genital Mutilation Survivors in Egypt”

In this Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 photo, Badreya Ramzy, 55, who was forcefully circumcised as a 5-year-old child without anesthesia by a midwife, poses for a photograph in Sidfa, 340 kilometers (210 miles) south of Cairo, Egypt. “I remember the midwife holding me down hard. She cut, then got dust to stop the bleeding, and added onion and lemon to sanitize the wounds,” she said. Badreya is mother to three men and two women. She circumcised one of her daughters before being educated about it. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

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