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Female Genital Mutilation
Nuba Mountains, Sudan- June 2003: Held in place by several women, Dou, a young girl from the Nuba Mountains is circumcised. Though illegal by law many girls under go the same treatment to secure their future as a married woman. The worst possible form is the Pharaonic Circumcision which Dou was treated for. After the clitoris and minora adjacent labia are removed the vagina is closed with a thread leaving only a small opening for urine and future menstruation blood. It will be Dou's future husband to open her again.