The President of Nigeria Inter-Africa Committee on Campaigns against Harmful Traditional Practices against Women and Girls, Modupe Onadeko, ha said that 60 per cent of families in Oyo State still engage in female genital mutilation. According to Ms. Onadeko, the national average prevalence rate on female genital mutilation stands at 50 per cent. She said, the act could cause haemorrhage which might also lead to cardiac arrest, painful urination, urinary tract infections, HIV and keloid.

Ms. Onadeko said a girl can also get her hips fractured from pressure on the hip when the adult pins down the child during mutilation.

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