Saving Young Mothers on Mothers Day

After reading a piece about saving mothers by increasing safety In childbirth it reminded me how this applies to FGM. Every year thousands of young girls (between the ages of 9 – and 14) are illegally circumcised in places like Kenya, Uganda, and other East African countries. They are then often married to men who of course impregnate them. Childbirth has it’s own parameters and involves a percentage of difficulty that results in dangerous and fatal outcome, this is true. However, the smoke in the air that represents mortality in childbirth, becomes increasingly thick and problems magnified when dealing with young girls and again mounts when those young girls are circumcised. It is Mothers Day, Please give to organizations that work to educate and protect young girls from FGM and child marriage. Here is the one I work with

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