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Female Circumcision in Sudan

Nuba Mountains, Sudan- June 2003: Dou, a young girl from the Nuba Mountains, tries to escape from her circumcision treatment. Forced by social pressure almost all young girls in the Nuba Mountains undergo a circumcision. The worst possible form is the Pharaonic Circumcision which Dou was treated for. After removing the clitoris and minora adjacent labia, the vagina is closed with thread leaving only a small opening for urine and menstruation blood. It will be her future husband to open her again.

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Tony P , October 23, 2003; 06:49 P.M.

This one is let down by the girl not being in focus, otherwise you would have a really nice shot here.

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