This is such an important topic and deserves so much more attention. You are right, it happens in so many countries, regardless of their economic development and regulations.

Whilst living in the UK, I read about religious organisations performing such procedures during gatherings in high school gyms and other such facilities, under the radar of local police and law enforcement. When I found out that this was the case, I dug on YouTube finding the stories of many young ladies, who were scarred for life as a result of this procedure.

I understand there is nuance to the topic as it is very heavily charged as a result of cultural heritage, traditions and religion, but awareness, debate, and ultimately - regulation and punishment are needed for those scarring young ladies mentally and physically without their consent.

Thank you for bringing light to this issue.

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