Geneva - A new study published by
the World Health Organization (WHO) has shown that women who have had Female
Genital Mutilation (FGM) are significantly more likely to experience difficulties
during childbirth and that their babies are more likely to die as a result
of the practice.
Serious complications during childbirth
include the need to have a caesarean section, dangerously heavy bleeding
after the birth of the baby and prolonged hospitalization following the
birth. The study showed that the degree of complications increased
according to the extent and severity of the FGM.