NGO establishes FGM Survivors Network in Ekiti 

A nongovernmental organization , New Generation Girls Women Development Initiative (NIGAWD)  has established Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) survivors network in Ekiti state.
Speaking with journalists in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, the programme officer, Racheal Babalola said the purpose was to register participants into surgical and non-surgical scheme in hospitals in order to alleviate and eradicate the effects of FGM.
Speaking at a programme  supported by the United Nations Population Fund( UNFPA), Babalola explained  that FGM is a dangerous practice that has to be stopped by all parents and guardians in order for female children to have a better sexual experience.
She said, “We organized an establishment of non-surgical and surgical remedies for FGM survivors in Ekiti state.
“We brought together 30 females that are FGM survivors ranging from youths to young married women to educate them and listen to their stories and they can be helped by Nurses and Doctors and put them in different hospitals where they be accessed so as to be free from FGM”.
She therefore  solicited the support and partnership of the state government in order to heal sustained from mutilation.
A resident doctor of the Department of obstetrics and gynecology, Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Dr Bright Jack  said the survivors will be placed under medication and counseling if their sexual life has been boring.
“The pain that is experienced by women and girls who have undergone female genital mutilation is not usually a constant one in most of the cases.
“The pain can be controlled by mitigating the effects of FGM on them. If they have painful sex, we will try to help them through the use of drugs and counseling”.

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