Shell-Duncan is part of a working project that aims to reduce Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in ten countries, through the course of the next five years, by 30%. Shell-Duncan states that female circumcision is largely propagated by elderly women and not men. Contrary to popular belief, some young girls willfully participate in the ritual of female circumcision. The main focus is that women and young girls partake in this practice because it is the norm. Most of these women cannot escape this practice as religion and social norms have institutionalised it.
Indigenous populations in Canada face severe disadvantages related to their health. The racism that Indigenous people face is further compounded by the disadvantages that women face making the situation even for difficult for Indigenous women. With this said Indigenous women do share many issues with the rest of the Aboriginal population as a result of colonization, loss of land, forced time in Indian Residential Schools, loss of language, and racial, political, and economic marginalization (McNab). Furthermore, Indigenous peoples in remote communities face the difficulty of lacking access to healthcare, education, employment, and income equality (McNab). Indigenous women face a unique combination of oppression through their intersectionality
In the movie “Fire Eyes,” Soraya Mire creates a personal connection with the audience by choosing to showcase bloody, painful responses rather than solely focusing on multiple retellings of women who experienced circumcision. The few personal stories from the women who experienced circumcision offer powerful additions to the horrifying nature of genital mutilation and how the poorly done operation forever ruins the women’s hygiene and health. The result of Soraya Mire’s choice to only showcase the graphic parts of female circumcision takes away the cultural meaning and importance of the practice. Soraya Mire’s strong opinion on female circumcision relates closely with the Western approach to viewing external cultures and disagreeing with practices that
Laws such as these that are still in effect today dramatically affect the lives of women. The degradation of women in this society is what made them victims of the war. Many women are still affected by it till today and bare the terrifying memories of it. In Ruined, Lynn Nottage shows the stories of these women through her characters in the book such as Salima. Many may say Salima was just another victim of war.
Informative Speech: Female Genital Mutilation Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about female genital mutilation and where the controversy of it all lies. Central Idea: Female Genital Mutilation is a tradition in certain parts of the world. Most of the time these procedures aren 't carried out safely and the final outcome of the girls that have been mutilated are to work as sex slaves. INTRODUCTION (Attention Getter)This is Kizibianca of kenya, africa. At a mere fifteen years old she was woken up at 5 am and led outside of her hut by the the local traditional brothers and female elders.
Women who are victims of rape will always be in remembrance of their terrifying experience, which sometimes result in neglect and unfair treatment of the child due to the woman’s rape trauma syndrome. Women who are not financially stable that are pregnant and oppose abortion live in poverty. If abortions were banned it would increase illegal abortions which have critical effect to the woman’s health. Statistics estimate that the risk of death from an abortion is 0.6 in 100,000. The risk of death childbirth is 14 times higher, 8.8 in 100,000.
Robert Mathias, a writer for The National Institute on Drug Abuse stated that more than five percent of pregnant women in the U.S. used illegal drugs while pregnant in 1992. All of these women could produce contaminated breastmilk which could be easily acquired by women who desire breastmilk for their children. If a women is in desperate need for money to satisfy her addiction, she may choose to sell her breastmilk, lying about its qualities. It is widely knowing the demand is at an all-time high, not caring about the consequences of her
Gynaecology Female Circumcision Female circumcision is a form of female genital mutilation (FGM) that is practiced in certain cultures and religions of Africa, Middle-east and Asia. These patients can present as girls or as adults. Female genital mutilation is a procedure that intentionally cause injury or alter the female genital organs for non-medical reasons and it has no medical benefits for girls or women. Female circumcision or female genital mutilation is not without short and long term complications. Female circumcision and female genital mutilation is a violation of the human rights of girls and women.1 During the procedure of female circumcision, part or all of the external genitalia is removed, including labia majora, labia minora,
Race also plays into differing situations. A white woman would be given more options while a Black women would most likely be met with criticism due to stereotypes and controlling images of Black women having a lot of kids and being “welfare queens”. White women receiving abortions are the “good” kind of abortions because as disclosed in The Only Good Abortion is My Abortion, the health and life of the mother is in question. With other women of less fortunate financial situations and have the stereotypes attached to them, their abortions are bad because the women receiving them are “Jezebels” who can not seem to keep their legs
Now lets focus on negative effect coerced sex has on those in forced prostitution. Rape is associated with a range of health problems, including transmission of sexually transmitted infections, unwanted pregnancy, vaginal bleeding infection, fibroids, decreased sexual desire, genital irritation, pain during intercourse, chronic pelvic pain, and urinary tract infections. Sexual violence can also lead indirectly to a variety of health problems, such as stress-induced psychological changes, substance abuse, and lack of fertility control and personal autonomy. These women 's mental health is quickly deserting the longer they are forced to work, a lot of women see suicide as the only way out. Others are desperate to have children to end the loneliness or have an escape from the world around them, the issue is once they have kids they are forced into deeper debt due to the immense cost of medical bills and necessities for the baby.
This bacterium can affect 25 % of people, including pregnant women. Pregnant women are at risk of spreading the bacteria to their infants during pregnancy. This often occurs because symptoms of strep group B are not as common on adults as it is for children. This bacterium if it has contact with a genital area can cause severe redness and soreness in the area. When strep affects child 's parent are quick to assume some abused their child.
Using the multivariate logistic regression synthesis, it is clear that demographic and social predictors are behind disparities in seeking the services across the vast nation. The CDC abortion surveillance reports that in 2013, a total of 664,435 legal practiced abortions were recorded from their 49 reporting centers. The rate for the same year was 12.5 per 1000 women with the ages 15-44 years while the abortion rate at 200:1000 live births. The black women are 3.75 times more likely to terminate their pregnancy than their white counterparts. About 90% of the abortions occur in the first trimester.
Since the late 20th century, postpartum depression has affected “about 20% of women after giving birth” (Kalat 2008, pg. 440), but truly many more women than that suffer from this kind of depression. Postpartum depression can be moderate or severe in these women – whether it occurs up to three months after delivery of all the way up until a year after giving birth. The hormonal and non-hormonal changes in women is usually the signs that women show that they are leading into a depression. These women go through changes in their bodies during pregnancy, their social life, and most of all their worries about their ability to be a mother.
My reaction: While working through this sections reading, videos, and other material, I felt ill to my stomach thinking about how Native American women are suffering so greatly. Their culture and beliefs were stolen away from them by colonization, which lead to a plethora of other problems such as violence and a loss of say in their culture. My Analysis: The Native American culture was a mostly egalitarian society before colonization took place. Native American women held a great amount of power and authority in their tribes. On example of this is seen in the book Women and Religious Traditions by Leona Anderson and Pamela Young when they discuss Clanmothers.
During the time in 50s the anesthesia was hevly that had a great impact to the child and mother. Maria had her first child in the 50s and for the pain of childbirth they gave her the anesthesia that 's what my grandmother said. Consequently, my great grandmother was affected by “[the] anesthesia had negative effects on women and their babies, and left women unable to play a role in their own care and that of their babies”(Childbirth Change). This anesthesia affected Maria to unable to push that her infant that end up getting stuck and led to losing her infant my grandmother says. After that my grandmother said that Maria decided to just have her rest of her children