Many knows about circumcision in male population, but guess not many have heard about female circumcision. I saw a case Female Genital Mutilation(FGM) in labour lately. FGM is practiced mainly in few countries like Africa & middle east etc..
She is a foreigner, from North Africa. The "female circumcision" practised there or FGM is a social custom, not a religious practice. In fact, this is the first time I see such a case after working for so many years... Her's is FGM type 3, involving excision of part or all of the external genitalia and stitching/narrowing of the vaginal opening (infibulation); - clitoridectomy , excision of the labia minora , & cutting of the labia majora which are then stitched together in order to form a cover over the vagina, with a small orifice left(which can only admit two fingers.. Difficult for her to undergo vaginal delivery cos there's a high possibility of severe perineal tear.. (well, have to cut off the fused part & restitch back again if going for vaginal delivery). She underwent Caesarean Section to deliver the baby..